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In class, on the court, men’s WC basketball excels

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wilmington College’s 2021-22 men’s basketball team, along with four individuals – Andrew Clark, Collmann Aaron, Grant Mihalick and Noah Dado – earned honors for their school achievements from the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC).

The Fightin’ Quakers won the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award while all four were recognized as members of the NABC Court of Honor.

In order to receive the Team Academic Excellence Award, men’s basketball programs must complete the 2021-22 academic year with a team grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Wilmington earned a 3.24 GPA for the college year, including a 3.39 team GPA for the spring 2022 semester.

“Last spring, our guys really took a big step forward in leading in all areas, and this team award is an example of that,” said new WC head coach Micah Mills. “We talk daily about the importance of excelling on and off the pitch, but there’s a big difference between talking about it and being about it. I can’t wait to see the ‘Team Academic Excellence Award’ become normal for our program in the future.”

To be a member of the Court of Honor, men’s basketball student-athletes must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students with a GPA of 3.20 or higher at the end of the 2021-22 academic year.

“These four have been the standard of academic excellence since they entered campus,” Mills said. “They attack their academics daily and set an example of what a student-athlete looks like. I’m glad Grant and Collman are leaving our program with this award, and I’m thrilled to see Noah and Andrew continue to set an example for our program this coming year.

Wilmington opens its 2022-23 season against Spalding University (Ky.) at Defiance College on November 11.