Academic honors for men's basketball team, five players

Photo by Josh McKee
Photo by Josh McKee

Five Hamilton College men's basketball student-athletes have made the 2018-19 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which was released on July 17.

2018-19 NABC Honors Court release | 2018-19 NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards release

Athletes on the Honors Court must be a member of the varsity team and either a junior or senior in academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. The five Continentals on the Honors Court are listed below.

Tim Doyle '19 (Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna HS)
Kena Gilmour '20 (New Paltz, N.Y./Kent School [Conn.])
Michael Grassey '19 (Winchester, Mass./Winchester HS)
Andrew Groll '19 (Armonk, N.Y./Byram Hills HS)
Mark Lutz '20 (Fayetteville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy)

Grassey and Groll also earned a spot on the 2017-18 Honors Court. The Hamilton men's basketball team -- coached by Adam Stockwell -- collected an NABC Team Academic Excellence Award for the sixth year in a row. Teams with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2018-19 season are eligible for the award.

The Continentals finished the season ranked 15th in the Top 25 poll after they posted an overall record of 25-5 and reached the sectional semifinals (third round) of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship. The 25 wins were the second-highest total for a season in program history. The Hamilton men tied for first place in the NESCAC standings at 7-3 and played in the conference championship final for the first time.