July 10, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball trio of graduated senior Zack Novak (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton HS) and rising seniors Matt Vogrich (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest HS) and Josh Bartelstein (Highland Park, Ill./Phillips Exeter Academy [N.H.]) were selected as 2011-12 Honors Court members by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Tuesday (July 10).
The NABC award is the third academic award for the Maize and Blue trio, as all three were honored as Academic All-Big Ten and U-M Athletic Academic Achievement recipients after the season was completed. Michigan's trio of Honors Court honorees comprised half of the six Big Ten recipients honored by the NABC.
Novak, who was a Lowe's CLASS Award Finalist, earns his second straight Honors Court award and continues to add to his academic awards since graduating from U-M's prestigious Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Highlighting Novak's honors was his selection to the Capital One Academic All-America third team, as he became the first Wolverine since 1984 to earn the accolade. He was also named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District first team for the third straight year and was chosen as a BCAM Academic-Athletic Team member.
To be eligible for the NABC honor, a student-athlete must be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution with junior and senior eligibility. The student-athlete must have matriculated for at least one year and have a GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423