Men’s Basketball Names Three to NABC Honors Court

HAMDEN, Conn. – Three members of the 2013-14 Quinnipiac men's basketball team have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. The NABC honored Zaid Hearst (Bethesda, Md.), Justin Harris (Paterson, N.J.) and Emanuel Binyam (Rockville, Md.).

The NABC Honors Court recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

A record number 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction. Quinnipiac had two of the four student-athletes recognized by the NABC from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), as two members of Rider's basketball program earned the accolade as well. 

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 G.P.A. 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 Division I or II institution.

The NABC will announce its Team Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac University men's basketball team kicks off the 2014-15 campaign on Friday, November 14, 2014 against cross-town rival Yale in the sixth annual Connecticut 6 Classic at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden.

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