4 GNAC Teams, 27 MBB Players Earn NABC Honors
UAA's Lachlan Viney was among 27 student-athletes to receive NABC Honors Court recognition for the 2022-23 season.
UAA's Lachlan Viney was among 27 student-athletes to receive NABC Honors Court recognition for the 2022-23 season.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
by Evan O'Kelly

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Four Great Northwest Athletic Conference teams and 27 student-athletes were among the 2023 National Association of Basketball Coaches academic award winners announced by the organization last Thursday.

University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska, Saint Martin’s, and Seattle Pacific each received the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, which is reserved for programs that achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The conference had 27 men’s basketball players recognized in the organization’s Honors Court, which includes juniors, seniors, and graduate students who maintained a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

In total, 300 college basketball programs earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award and 1,800 players garnered NABC Honors Court recognition for the 2022-23 season.

2022-23 NABC Honors Court – GNAC Members

Alaska Anchorage

Jack Chlumak, Junior Business Management

Luke Devine, Junior, Business Management

AJ Garrity, Senior, Health Sciences/Psychology

Tyson Gilbert, Senior, Psychology

Caleb Larsen, Senior, Psychology

Vojtech Ruzek, Senior, Business

Sawyer Storms, Junior, Psychology

Lachlan Viney, Junior, Marketing


Nickolas Hopkins, Junior, Business – Sport & Recreation

Paul Johnson, Junior, Business Administration

Bryan Nguyen, Junior, Business Administration

Terrell Peter, Junior, Business – Sport & Recreation

Ketan Sidhu, Junior, Business Administration

Saint Martin’s

Branden Bunn, Senior, Education

Kyle Greeley, Senior, Business Administration

Christian Haffner, Senior, Business Administration

Veljko Ilic, Senior, Environmental Studies

Marcus Lenker, Senior, Engineering

Jaden Nielsen-Skinner, Junior, Communications

Devin Owens, Junior, Communications

Hunter Sipe, Graduate, Business Administration

Tyke Thompson, Junior, Education

Seattle Pacific

Trace Evans, Junior, Accounting

Zack Paulsen, Senior, Business Administration

Maui Sze, Junior, Business Administration

Western Washington

Lucas Holden, Senior, Chemistry

Daniel Hornbuckle, Senior, Journalism

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