GW Men's Basketball's Nemanja Mikic Repeats on NABC Honors Court
Mikic Among Five Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Players from 2012-13 to Earn Award
July 17, 2013
For the second consecutive year, George Washington men's basketball's 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 this past season.
Mikic was among more than 700 recipients of the 2012-13 award across all three divisions of the NCAA, as well as the NAIA. He was one of 175 Division I student-athletes on the Honors Court, including one of five from the Atlantic 10 Conference, joining Butler's Andrew Smith, Rhode Island's Nikola Malesevic, and Saint Joseph's Christopher Coyne and Eric Kindler.
"Nemanja continues to set the standard for what it means to be a student-athlete at GW," said Head Coach Mike Lonergan, who is an NABC member and nominated Mikic for the award for the second straight year. "He has worked hard to accomplish his academic goals, and we look forward to him having a successful final season both on and off the court."
Mikic, who hails from Novi Sad, Serbia, completed his undergraduate studies in just three years and graduated with a bachelor's degree in finance from GW in May 2013. He was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District 2 First Team in January, and became the third GW men's basketball player to earn multiple Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team honors with his repeat selection this past March. He has been named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 in five of his six semesters at GW, as well as all six semesters on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List with a 3.0+ GPA.
Mikic appeared in all 30 games for the Colonials in 2012-13, and averaged 3.2 points in 12.9 minutes while leading the team with 23 three-pointers. He will pursue a master's degree in accountancy during 2013-14 and enters his final season of eligibility with 149 triples in 92 career games.
The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that student-athletes possess 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 G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 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.
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