KANSAS CITY, MO. (July 18, 2017)-- Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) men's basketball players Brandell Collins and Kellen Sweetwyne were recently selected to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court recognizes men's collegiate student athletes who excelled in the classroom during the 2016-2017 season.
In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court, student athletes must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The criteria for the selection process is as follows:
1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-2017 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution.
Collins is entering his senior year for the Saints as a guard. He is originally from San Angelo, Texas, and is majoring in kinesiology. Prior to playing for OLLU, Collins attended Western Texas Community College. He has received numerous awards detailing his academic abilities including Daktronics- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Scholar Athlete and Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Scholar Athlete awards. His stats for this past season include .704 free-throw shooting, .532 field-goal shooting and 2.0 rebounds per game.
Sweetwyne, originally from Hayward, Calif., completed his senior year in 2016-2017. He is majoring in kinesiology and attended Chabot College before joining the Saints in 2015-2016. This past season, Sweetwyne received RRAC Champions of Character and Scholar Athlete honors. His stats included .846 free-throw shooting, 5.6 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game.