Barton men’s basketball trio named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court

For the second straight year, Barton’s Bobby Stenborg, Matt Woods and Chris Cook have all been named to the NABC Honors Court.  Photo courtesy of Doug Page
For the second straight year, Barton’s Bobby Stenborg, Matt Woods and Chris Cook have all been named to the NABC Honors Court. Photo courtesy of Doug Page

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Three members of the Barton College men's basketball team – seniors Chris Cook (Knoxville, Tenn.), Bobby Stenborg (Garner, N.C.) and Matt Woods (Swannanoa, N.C.) – were named to the 2018-19 NABC Honors Court.  NABC is the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).  All three players earned the honor for the second straight year. 

Stenborg, a forward and business administration major, earned All-Conference Carolinas honors for the second straight year after averaging 13.9 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest this season.  Stenborg also tallied three double-doubles on the year and dished out 88 assists. 

Woods, a guard majoring in business administration, averaged eight points per contest and totaled 43 treys and 91 assists on the season while Cook – a senior mass communication major – totaled 15 points and 24 rebounds this year and lettered two seasons with the Bulldogs.

Barton (22-8, 14-4) won 20-plus games in a season for the third time in the past four years and finished runner-up in the 2018-19 Conference Carolinas Regular Season standings.  Earlier, the Bulldogs earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award.

The NABC recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.  To qualify, one must 1) be a junior or senior academically, 2) have a cumulative grade point average of 3.02 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-18, 3) have matriculated at least one year at their current institution and 4) be a member of the NCAA Division I, II and III or NAIA Division I or II with an NABC member coach.

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.