With league-best 3.27 GPA, Eagles receive the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award as one of the more than 175 colleges and universities honored with a team GPA of 3.0
A 3.27 team grade point average will earn you a lot of accolades.
For the second year in a row, the Eastern Washington University men's basketball team has been honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award announced Wednesday (July 29).
The award was won by more than 175 colleges and universities for having have team cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and above for the 2014-15 season. Teams in NCAA Division I, II, II and NAIA Division I and II were eligible.
Eastern's 3.27 team grade point average was the best in the Big Sky Conference this season, and .20 better than the team's 3.07 average of a year ago. The Eagles also accomplished lots on the court as well, earning a share of the regular season league title before winning the Big Sky Conference Tournament.
Players on the 2014-15 team included first team Academic All-America selection Tyler Harvey, as well as his fellow members of the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team Bogdan Bliznyuk, Venky Jois, Ognjen Miljkovic and Kyle Reid. Other members of the Big Sky Conference champions were Drew Brandon, Nate Galgalo, Daniel Hill, Frederik Jörg, Parker Kelly, Garrett Moon, Felix Von Hofe and Sir Washington, as well as 2014-15 redshirts Cody Benzel, Bear Henderson and Will Ferris.
The Eagles closed the year 26-9 on the season after finishing 14-4 in the Big Sky Conference to share the regular season title with Montana. Eastern swept through three games in the Big Sky Conference Tournament to garner the school's second NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. The Eagles finished with program bests for victories overall (26), in the Big Sky (14), on the road (11) and in non-conference play (9) in 32 seasons as a member of NCAA Division I.