KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Michigan Tech men's basketball team garnered a 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches Association Team Academic Excellence Award, announced on Tuesday by the NABC. This is the fifth year in which the NABC has recognized teams from across the nation in all divisions for their academic success.
These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season. 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 2016-17 season.
On the court this past year, Tech generated an overall record of 16-14 and tied for second in the GLIAC North Division standings. The Huskies advanced to the GLIAC Tournament semifinals, narrowly losing to top-seeded Ferris State.
Tech will tip-off the 2017-18 season on Saturday November 11th at home against University of Wisconsin-Parkside.
The official NABC press release can be viewed by clicking here.