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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Swede cagers named to NABC Honors Court

  • Three members of the 2012 Swedes men's basketball team have been named to the 2012-2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
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  • Three members of the 2012 Swedes men's basketball team have been named to the 2012-2013 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
    Representing Bethany is Danny Dodson, Jason Mihalcin and Ray Purtle.
    The NABC recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.
    Dodson, a senior 6-foot-7 forward from Brighton, Colo., majored in biology. He also earned KCAC Scholar-Athlete honors and was a three-time All-KCAC Champion of Character.
    Mihalcin, a senior 6-foot-7 forward from Arvada, Colo., majored in math, chemistry and physics. He also earned KCAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors. Mihalcin ended the season in second place in the KCAC in blocked shots (1.07) and was voted Most Improved Player by his teammates.
    Purtle, a senior 6-foot-3 guard from Fallbrook, Calif., majored in elementary education teaching. He also earned KCAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors and All-KCAC Honorable Mention honors. Purtle was named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team.
    In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. They must, academically, be a junior or senior and a varsity player; possess a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year; must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution; and be a member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution.
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