Yesterday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the members of their annual Honors Court. The official UNC basketball Twitter account was quick to give a shout out to two North Carolina Tar Heels who received recognition. Rising senior Luke Maye made the list for the first time, while recently graduated senior Aaron Rohlman earned the honor for the second straight season.
The NABC Honors Court is intended to recognize academic excellence among athletes. There are four qualifications that must be met in order to be eligible:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a full-time NABC member coach.
This was the seventh time in the last eight years, and the fifth straight season, that at least one Tar Heel was named to the NABC Honors Court. That’s more seasons with an awardee than Duke and N.C. State have had during the same time period.
Feel free to double-check my math, but it appears neither Duke or N.C. State had any selections this year.
Or last year. (Update: Duke did have three recipients this season. Their names appear to have been added to the list after I originally wrote this on Tuesday night. The above link was correct at one point. The new list can be found here.)
Congrats to Luke and Aaron.