Men's Basketball Earns NABC Academic Accolades Led by King and Reininger
KANSAS CITY – Brooks King and Marc Reininger of the University of Utah men's basketball team were recently named to the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Honors Court Wednesday. In addition, the Runnin' Utes also garnered the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for their academic success for the 2019-20 season.
"I couldn't be more proud of Brooks and Marc as well as our team for being so diligent and dialed in," head coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "It is very important to our program that our young men value the importance of education and understand they are students first. I would be remiss if I didn't recognize the constant support and resources we get from our academic services team which allows our players to succeed in the classroom."
This is a first for both King and Reininger with the two becoming the 17th and 18th Ute player all-time to earn NABC Honors Court accolades. King is a junior on the squad heading into the 2020-21 campaign while Reininger recently graduated from the U with a degree in mechanical engineering.
Meanwhile, it is the third (2013, 2018, 2020) time the Utes have earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award since its inception during the 2012-13 basketball season.
To be eligible for the NABC Honors Court, players must…
- Academically be 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.
- 4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a full-time NABC member coach.
To be eligible for the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, a program must a program must achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the previous season.