Four Florida Tech Basketball Players Receive 2020 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors

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Award recipients had to finish with 3.2 GPA or higher at the end of 2019-20

A total of four Florida Tech men’s basketball players were named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as announced by the organization on Wednesday. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A total of four Florida Tech men’s basketball players were named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court as announced by the organization on Wednesday.

The NABC Honors Court highlights collegiate basketball players who have excelled the prior season in the classroom.

For the Panthers, recent graduates Phil Bernhard and Harry Craik each received the honor in addition to current students Garrett Ellington and Trey Schaneville.

With four honorees, Tech joins Eckerd, Embry-Riddle, Florida Southern and Lynn with the most players represented on the Honors Court among all Sunshine State Conference teams.

“Congratulations to Harry, Phil, Garrett and Trey for being named to the NABC 2019-20 Honors Court for their outstanding academic achievement,” exclaimed head coach Billy Mims.

“This is a well-deserved honor for all four as they epitomize the true definition of a student-athlete, putting their classroom success as a priority in life. Each represented Florida Tech well in the classroom and on the court. I have no doubt in my mind that all four will be very successful in life no matter what career path they choose. We are lucky to have them as a part of our program.”

This year, the NABC recognized more than 1,350 men’s collegiate basketball players across all NCAA and NAIA divisions with Honors Court distinction.

To be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete had to be in their junior or senior year academically and hold a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.2-or-higher at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year.

Bernhard boasted a cumulative GPA of 3.389 as a mechanical engineering major while Craik finished up his undergraduate degree in civil engineering with of 3.953 GPA.

Ellington owns a 3.367 GPA in biomedical engineering, and Schaneville, who earned his third consecutive 4.0 semester, has a 3.942 cumulative GPA as a sport management major.

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