KANSAS CITY, MO -- Duke's Mason Plumlee was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2011-12 Honors Court today as announced by the NABC. The award recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.
Plumlee, a double major in Psychology & Cultural Anthropology, also received CoSIDA First Team Academic All-America honors last season. On the court, he collected third team All-ACC accolades while averaging 11.1 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Plumlee also shot 57.2 percent (143-of-150) from the floor and finished the year with 12 double-doubles and a school record 60 dunks.
The 6-10, 235-pound forward is one of the four players from the ACC named to the NABC Honors Court. Other ACC recipients are Tanner Smith and Andre Young of Clemson and Kendall Smith of N.C. State.
The NABC Honors Court awards 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. The qualifications 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.