Stanford hoop quartet honored for academic success


Stanford's Anthony Brown, John Gage, Robbie Lemons and Chasson Randle have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents of student-athletes 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 GPA 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 Institution.

The annual academic recognition has become a program staple during head coach Johnny Dawkins' tenure, as five players received NABC Honors Court accolades during the 2012-13 campaign. Also, in March, Stanford totaled the most Pac-12 All-Academic selections (6) of any conference school for the fifth consecutive season.

The Cardinal also has produced 60 all-time All-Academic selections, the most of any conference school since the award's inception in 1985-86.

Meanwhile, Dwight Powell was named this year's Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, honoring seniors who post a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher while boasting the conference's most notable athletic accomplishments.

Brown (Communication, 3.26 GPA), a fifth-year senior, is completing coursework toward a Coterminal M.A. in Media Studies program. He is a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic selection, earning First Team accolades this year after Honorable Mention status in his first two seasons.

Gage (Economics, 3.65 GPA), who was recognized as an NABC Honors Court pick last year, wrapped up his career as a three-time Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection.

Also tabbed as an NABC Honors Court recipient for the second straight year, Lemons (Economics, 3.67 GPA) was named a Pac-12 All-Academic First Team selection during his junior and senior seasons.

A first-time NABC Honors Court pick, Randle (African and African-American Studies, 3.30 GPA) is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic Second Team honoree. Randle completed his undergraduate degree one year ahead of his class and has been accepted into Department of Psychology's master's program.

— Stanford Athletics

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