Clemson Basketball earns academic honor

CUTrevor 2020-07-16 13:24:27

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 16, 2020) -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced the eighth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2019-20 season.

The Tigers took care of business in the classroom and earned a team cumulative GPA of 3.09 for the 2019-20 season. Clemson finished the spring semester with a 3.48 GPA – a program record.

Clemson had three members of its 2019-20 team named to the All-ACC Academic Team during the spring: Aamir Simms, Hunter Tyson and John Newman III.

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 2019-20 season.