Kansas City, MO - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's basketball player Neal Mulligan (Marshfield, VT) has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the 2018-19 academic year. The NABC Honors Court recognizes those men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during this past season. The Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that the honorees possess off the court and the hard work that they exhibit in the classroom. This marks the second consecutive year that a Hornet has been named to the Honors Court, as Mulligan follows Robbie Rouelle (St. Johnsbury, VT), who was a 2018 selection.
Mulligan has been a member of the Hornet basketball program for the past two seasons. He has played in 27 games in his Lyndon career, averaging 2.4 points per game. A two-sport athlete (men's basketball and men's tennis), Mulligan has been honored each of the past two years as the recipient of Lyndon's Green & Gold Award, given to the male and female student-athletes with the highest overall grade point average.
The largest professional association of basketball coaches, the NABC currently claims a membership of nearly 5,000 men's basketball coaches throughout the ranks of the NCAA, NAIA, junior and community colleges and high school.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
For the complete release on the NABC Honors Court, including a listing of all honorees, click HERE.