(July 29, 2008)
Contact: David Pratt, Centenary Athletics, 318.869.5092.
Centenary Student Athlete Named to NABC Honors Court
SHREVEPORT, La.ó Centenary menís basketball player Travis Hill was one of eight Summit League basketball players named to the 2007-08 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
To qualify for the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes must be varsity basketball players who have completed their third year of academic work with at least a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average.
Hill, a junior from Bedford, Texas, has a 3.33 GPA in communications. The guard appeared in 13 games for the Gents, averaging 2.7 minutes.
Other Summit League players to earn the distinction include North Dakota Stateís Brett Winkelman, Lucas Moorman, and Sam Sussenguth, and Southern Utahís David Marek, Tate Sorensen, Dax Crum, and Chris Hoopes.
All eight players were named to The Summit League Winter/Spring All-Academic Team and all but Hoopes were named to The Summit League Commissionerís List of Academic Excellence.
About the Summit League
The Summit League is an NCAA Division I college athletic conference which operates primarily in the Midwestern United States, with outlying teams in Louisiana and Utah. Schools in the league include Centenary College of Louisiana; Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; University of Missouri-Kansas City; North Dakota State University; Oakland University; Oral Roberts University; South Dakota State University; Southern Utah University; and Western Illinois University. On June 1, 2007, the conference changed its name from the Mid-Continent Conference.
About Centenary College of Louisiana
Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.