Rock redshirt sophomore men's basketball student-athlete Jordan Grady was named Wednesday as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Honors Court for his academic performance
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Slippery Rock University redshirt sophomore men's basketball student-athlete Jordan Grady was named Wednesday as a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Honors Court.
The Honor Court recognizes "collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season," according to an NABC press release, and pays tribute to "the talents and gifts these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom."
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must academically be a junior or senior on an NCAA Division I, II or II or NAIA Division I or II varsity basketball team and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.
Grady, a junior from Cumberland, Md., appeared in 13 Rock games last winter after transferring from Garrett College in his home state.
A 6-foot-4, 215-pound graduate of Allegany High School, Grady averaged 1.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last winter for The Rock's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference runner-up and NCAA tournament-qualifying squad.
Grady was named as the PSAC-Western Division "Freshman of the Week" after he recorded season-high totals of 11 points and 12 rebounds in The Rock's home win Dec. 30, 2012 over Ohio University Eastern.
A junior business-finance major academically at SRU, Grady is the younger brother of Rock Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Ian Grady.
Grady was the second Rock men's basketball student-athlete to earn NABC Honors Court recognition in the last two seasons. He joined John Bossle, a senior on the 2011-12 Rock squad, in that elite group.
All told, more than 700 student-athletes from 287 colleges and universities were named as members of the 2012-13 NABC Honors Court. Grady was one of only five PSAC student-athletes honored.
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