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Jordan Clarke was a co-captain and second-team MVC Scholar-Athlete in 2011-12.
Courtesy: Drake Athletics

Clarke Honored For Academic Success By National Association Of Basketball Coaches

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
Release: July 11, 2012
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KANSAS CITY, Mo.--Fifth-year senior forward Jordan Clarke has been announced as a member of the 2011-12 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), reflective of his excellence in academics during the 2011-12 academic year.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and 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.

Clarke (Rockville, Md.), a co-captain for the Bulldogs, earned second-team Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete recognition in 2011-12, competing as a junior in eligibility. Playing the center position he ranked seventh in the MVC in rebounds per game (7.0), setting a career high in that category. Clarke's 49 steals ranked sixth in the MVC and were the most in school history by a Bulldog center.

The qualifications for the NABC Honors Court are as follows:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 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 Institution.

The full press release from the NABC with the complete list of honorees is available here.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men's basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to www.nabc.org.

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