KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) has announced its Honors Court for 2012-13, with Georgia College's Royal Thomas (LaGrange, Ga.) being named to the academic list.
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:
- Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
- Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.
- Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
- Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution.
More than 700 student-athletes were named to the list from 285 different colleges and universities across the country. A special education major, Thomas was a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Gold Scholar last season, meaning he posted over a 3.75 GPA for the 2012-13 school year.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Dec. 7 at 3:30 p.m., traveling to Georgia Southwestern State University.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.