KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Saint Mary's men's basketball players Matthew Dellavedova and Beau Levesque were recognized recently by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as part of its NABC Honors Court.
The Honors Court highlights college basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season and recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court as well as the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria.
Athletes selected are juniors or seniors academically and participated on a NCAA Division I, II or III or NAIA institution during the 2011-12 season. They each maintain at least a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and have spent at least one season at their current institution.
Dellavedova, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2012, became the school's first-ever male Capital One First-Team Academic All-America selection last spring and was an academic all-league honoree. He is currently a member of the Australian National Team and is one of two college players participating in men's basketball at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games.
Levesque was named to the WCC academic all-league team and played in all 33 games to help the Gaels win their second-straight regular-season league title. He also served as a co-president of the school's Student-Athlete Advisory Council.