KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The LaGrange College men's basketball team earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award as announced by the association Wednesday. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2017-18 season. This marks the third straight year the Panthers have earned the award. LaGrange was one of only two teams in the USA South Athletic Conference to receive the team honor.
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 2017-18 season.