GW Men's Basketball's Nemanja Mikic Named to NABC Honors Court
July 11, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - George Washington men's basketball rising junior Nemanja Mikic has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Mikic was among 467 recipients of the award across all three divisions of the NCAA, as well as the NAIA. He was one of 178 Division I student-athletes on the Honors Court, including one of six from the Atlantic 10 Conference joining Butler's Ronald Nored and Andrew Smith, Rhode Island's Nikola Malesevic, Saint Joseph's Christopher Coyne, and Temple's T.J. DiLeo.
"It is nice to see Nemanja recognized for his hard work in the classroom," said Coach Mike Lonergan, who is a NABC member and nominated Mikic for the award. "He is a true student-athlete and a first-class representative of George Washington on and off the court."
Mikic, a business administration major from Novi Sad, Serbia, became the 12th Colonials player to earn A-10 All-Academic Team honors since 1991 this past season. He has been named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in three of his four semesters at GW, and also earned a spot on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List this past February. Mikic averaged 7.6 points and 24.5 minutes and connected on a team-best 51 three pointers in 31 games played as a sophomore in 2011-12.
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. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: