July 17, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball duo of graduated seniors Matt Vogrich (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest HS) and Josh Bartelstein (Highland Park, Ill./Phillips Exeter Academy [N.H.]) were selected today (Wednesday, July 17) to the as 2012-13 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. It is the second straight year they have earned the academic honor.
Vogrich, who graduated from U-M's prestigious Ross School of Business, finished his career as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten performer, a four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement honoree and a two-time recipient of U-M's Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement. Bartelstein, who earned his bachelors in sport management, finished his career as a three-time Academic All-Big Ten performer and two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement selection.
Both helped U-M to a 91-49 record in their four years, with three straight trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a Final Four run in 2013. They helped U-M win a share of the Big Ten regular-season championship in 2012 and post a 32-2 record at Crisler Center over the past two seasons.
Overall, 15 Big Ten players were honored by the NABC.
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 grade-point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423