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NABC Honors Court Accolades
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 07/17/2013

STANFORD, Calif.- Andy Brown, John Gage, Robbie Lemons, Stefan Nastic and Dwight Powell have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents of the student-athletes off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. 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 GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.
  • Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
  • Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.

The annual academic recognition has become a program staple during head coach Johnny Dawkins’ tenure. Back in March, Stanford totaled the most Pac-12 All-Academic selections (7) of any conference school for the fourth consecutive season. The Cardinal has also produced 54 all-time All-Academic selections, the most of any conference school since the award's inception in 1985-86.

Brown (Communication, 3.35 GPA), who is completing coursework toward a Master’s in Communication, was named to this year’s Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team squad.

Gage (Economics, 3.65 GPA) is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team honoree.

Lemons (Economics, 3.51 GPA) was recognized as a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection this year.

Nastic (Psychology, 3.28 GPA) received Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team accolades this year after earning Honorable Mention status last season.

Powell (Science, Technology & Society, 3.23 GPA) was the only player to earn a spot on both the Pac-12 All-Academic Team and All-Pac-12 First Team. He was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team this year after finishing 2011-12 as an Honorable Mention recipient.

Stanford (19-15, 9-9 Pac-12) advanced to the postseason for the second straight year, reaching the second round of the NIT after winning the event in 2012. Stanford wrapped up non-conference play at 10-5, including wins over Northern Iowa and Northwestern. In Pac-12 action, Stanford swept the season series against California for the first time since 2008 and notched a 76-52 upset of No. 10/12 Oregon at Maples Pavilion. Noticeable strides were made by several players, most notably juniors Powell and Josh Huestis. Powell was named the Pac-12 Most Improved Player, with his all-around game garnering as much attention as his scoring and rebounding. Huestis became first player in over 10 years to nearly average a double-double and developed into one of the conference’s premier defensive players, rebounders and shot-blockers.

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