Barton men’s basketball earns 2018-19 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award

The Barton College men’s basketball team was named a 2018-19 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award honoree.  Photo courtesy of Keith Tew
The Barton College men’s basketball team was named a 2018-19 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award honoree. Photo courtesy of Keith Tew

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Barton College men's basketball team has been named a 2018-19 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award honoree.  NABC is the National Association of Basketball Coaches. 

The award recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2018-19 season.  The award is in its seventh year of existence and was created by the NABC Committee on Academics.

Barton finished the year with a 22-8 record including a 14-4 mark in Conference Carolinas play and a second-place finish in the league regular season standings. 

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. 

The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to www.nabc.org.  To view the official release, click here.