The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents of 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:
(1) Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
(2) Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
(3) Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
(4) 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, as five players received NABC Honors Court accolades during the 2012-13 campaign. Also, back in March, Stanford totaled the most Pac-12 All-Academic selections (6) of any conference school for the fifth consecutive season. The Cardinal has also produced 60 all-time All-Academic selections, the most of any conference school since the award's inception in 1985-86. Meanwhile, Dwight Powell was named this year’s Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, honoring seniors who post a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while boasting the conference’s most notable athletic accomplishments.
Brown (Communication, 3.26 GPA), a fifth-year senior, is completing coursework toward a Coterminal M.A. in Media Studies program. He is a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection, earning First Team accolades this year after Honorable Mention status in his first two seasons.
Gage (Economics, 3.65 GPA), who was recognized as an NABC Honors Court pick last year, wrapped up his career as a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.
Also tabbed as an NABC Honors Court recipient for the second straight year, Lemons (Economics, 3.67 GPA) was named a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection during his junior and senior seasons.
A first-time NABC Honors Court pick, Randle (African and African-American Studies, 3.30 GPA) is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree. Randle completed his undergraduate degree one year ahead of his class and has been accepted into Department of Psychology’s master’s program.
Despite losing two starters and two key reserves to season-ending injuries, Stanford (23-13, 10-8 Pac-12) advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2013-14 for only the fifth time in school history following upsets of New Mexico and Kansas. Making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2008, Stanford was 5-2 against top-25 foes and tied for third in the highly-competitive Pac-12. Of Stanford’s 36 games, 19 came against NCAA Tournament competition, including a 53-51 road win at No. 10/10 Connecticut on Dec. 18 that represented the only non-conference loss for the NCAA champion Huskies.