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APSU Men’s Basketball earns National Association of Basketball Coaches’ First Team Academic Excellence honor

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APSU Men's BasketballKansas City, MO – Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s basketball team has earned acclaim from the National Association of Basketball Coaches by earning the program’s first Team Academic Excellence honor, given annually to teams that post a 3.0 grade-point average or better during the academic year.

Austin Peay Men's Basketball earns First Team Academic Excellence honor for posting a 3.0 grade-point average. (APSU Sports Information)
Austin Peay Men’s Basketball earns First Team Academic Excellence honor for posting a 3.0 grade-point average. (APSU Sports Information)

The Govs were one of 43 Division I schools to be among the honorees, joining only Belmont among Ohio Valley Conference member institutions.

“it’s an honor to be recognized as one of just 43 Division I schools in the country to achieve this award for academic excellence,” said head coach Matt Figger. “It’s first a credit to the student-athletes, who take pride in being students first and competing in the classroom like they do off the court.

“Second, it’s a credit to Katie Ethridge and her staff for helping our players achieve the goals they as a team have set for themselves. We always want to attack the classroom the same way we play on the court.”

In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men’s student-athletes who competed during the 2017-18 season.

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