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Lords haul in NABC academic awards

   KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recently announced the 2017-18 NABC Honors Court, recognizing those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. Included on the list of honorees were Kenyon College’s Alexander Powell and Tim Black.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, individuals had to be in their junior or senior season, had to possess a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better, had to be at their current institution for at least one year and had to be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

                 Both Powell and Black were first-time recipients of the award. Powell, who majored in mathematics, graduated in May. During his four seasons in the Lords backcourt, he played in 98 career games and averaged 7.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest. Black, an economics major, was a junior guard on the 2017-18 team. He played in a dozen games and scored three points. Through his first three seasons at Kenyon, he played in 39 career games and scored 20 points.

                In addition to the individual awards, the Lords earned the NABC’s Team Academic Excellence Award for maintaining a collective grade point average of 3.0 or better throughout the 2017-18 academic year. It marked the fifth time in the last six seasons that the Kenyon men earned the team honor.

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