Three men's basketball student-athletes honored for academic work

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Three Hamilton College men's basketball players earned spots on the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court on Wednesday, July 15.

NABC Honors Court release | NABC Team Academic Excellence Award release

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior in academic standing on an intercollegiate varsity team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or better at the end of the 2019-20 academic year. Students must be enrolled at their current school for at least one year and be a member of an NCAA institution with an NABC member coach.

Kena Gilmour '20 (New Paltz, N.Y./Kent School [Conn.]) and Mark Lutz '20 (Fayetteville, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy) are on the Honors Court for the second time and Spencer Kendall '21 (Lexington, Mass./Lexington HS) made his first appearance. Gilmour graduated with a bachelor's degree in government and Lutz earned his degree in neuroscience. Kendall majors in economics.

The Continentals also picked up a 2019-20 NABC Team Academic Excellence Award on July 16 for putting together a team GPA of 3.0 or better for the recently completed academic year. In order to earn the award, NCAA institutions must count the grade point averages of all male student-athletes who competed during the 2019-20 season. The Hamilton men -- coached by Adam Stockwell -- collected the team award for the seventh year in a row.

The Continentals finished the season with an overall record of 16-9 and played in the quarterfinals of the 2020 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship. The Hamilton men won at least 16 games for the fourth straight season.