Four college basketball players from the Triangle area were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court, the organization announced.
Three members of the Wake Forest men’s basketball team and one member of the Duke men’s basketball were honored Tuesday, as the organization announced the 2015-16 Honors Court. The Deacs’ Grant O’Brien, Stephen Prendergast and Trent Vanhorn along with Blue Devils’ rising senior Nick Pagliuca were recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom.
To be named to the NABC Honors Court, a player must be a junior or senior academically, have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, have been enrolled at their current school for at least one year and have a coach who is a member of the NABC.
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Wake Forest: Coach Bobby Muuss announced the addition of Andreu Cases Mundet, a goalkeeper from Barcelona, to the 2016 recruiting class. Cases Mundet joins an already-deep class of nine incoming freshmen and one transfer.
UNC: The Tar Heels hired Josh Dionne as an assistant coach, head coach Jenny Levy announced. Dionne, a two-time All-America attacker and NCAA champion as a player at Duke, served as an assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Navy for the past two seasons.
N.C. State: Kirin Kumar, a former ACC standout, joined the Wolfpack as an assistant coach, head coach Shawn Rychcik said. Kumar comes to Raleigh after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Tulsa.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award. The award, which began during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school teams that displayed excellence in the classroom during the school year by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA.
Mount Olive: The men’s and women’s teams earned academic awards from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Both teams were honored as All-Academic teams for 2016 after each squad finished with combined GPAs of 3.2 or higher on a 4.00 scale.
From news releases