YORK, PA – The York College men's basketball team has been recognized for team academic excellence as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches on Wednesday. The Spartans not only had a banner year on the floor as they won the Capital Athletic Conference championship, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and posted 24 wins, but they also got the job done in the classroom with a team GPA of 3.19.
The Team Academic Excellence Awards, created by the NABC Committee on Academics, unveiled the sixth year of the award on Wednesday. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2017-18 season.
In order to earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA must count the grade point averages of all men's student-athletes who competed during the 2017-18 season.
Head coach Matt Hunter saw nine of his players post a GPA of 3.0 or above for the campaign. Seniors Blayde Reich (3.35), Dalton Myers (3.75), and Matt Scamuffo (3.76) along with juniors Nolan Smith (3.30) and Jared Noble (3.25), sophomores Jared Wagner (3.53), Joey Polczynski (3.52), and Darin Gordon (3.44), and freshman Chris Tracy (3.39) all had successful seasons in the classroom as they all posted a 3.0 or above GPA for the year.