Kansas City, Mo. – Lynn University's men's basketball team picked up a postseason academic accolade on Tuesday as Daniel Cooper was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2017-18 Honors Court. It is Cooper's first career academic award.
In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically from an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2017-18 academic year. They also must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
Through two years as a Fighting Knight, Cooper holds a 3.57 cumulative GPA as a communications major. After missing the 2016-17 campaign due to injury, Cooper bounced back this season as a redshirt junior, providing valuable defensive minutes off the bench (12.4 MPG) while appearing in 26 of 27 games.
Cooper is one of 12 student-athletes from the Sunshine State Conference to claim the honor as Palm Beach Atlantic (3), Embry-Riddle (3), Eckerd (2), Florida Southern (2) and Florida Tech (1) all boasted selections.
View the NABC release with the full list of honorees HERE.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
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 NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. 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.