Chris Gatling and Weston Zeller named to NABC Honors Court
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court (NABC) named Texas A&M University-Commerce men’s basketball players Chris Gatling and Weston Zeller. The NABC recognizes those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
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. To be named to the Honors Court, a student-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 grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.
“These two young men have consistently worked hard in their academic pursuits, and this award is a testament to that hard work,” said A&M-Commerce head men’s basketball coach Jaret von Rosenberg. “I am proud that our team continues to collect academic awards after also advancing to the NCAA Tournament. We will continue to strive for excellence with a Best In Class effort both on the court and in the classroom as we move into the 2017-18 season.”
Gatling is on track to graduate in December 2017 with a major in psychology and a minor in management. Zeller graduated summa cum laude in May 2017 with a double major in industrial engineering and mathematics.