WAYNE – The Wayne State College men’s basketball team along with a couple of individuals were honored in the month of July.
According to a release from Wayne State Athletics, senior Prince Chukwuma and junior Ben Dentlinger were named to the 2019-20 NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches) Honors Court. Also, the WSC men’s basketball team collected 2019-20 NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards
The NABC Honors Court recognizes more than 1,350 men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria that includes a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher for the 2019-20 season and be a junior or senior and a varsity player.
Chukwuma, a 6-5 senior forward from Zaria, Imo State Nigeria, recorded a 3.82 grade point average this season majoring in computer information systems. He appeared in six games this season accounting for 0.3 points and 0.5 boards per game.
Dentlinger, a 6-7 junior forward from New London, Iowa, posted a 3.53 grade point average majoring in pre-vet. This season, Dentlinger averaged 6.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game while making 23 starts and playing in all 32 games. He ranked eighth in the NSIC with 1.3 blocked shots per game and had seven games of double-digit scoring, highlighted by a career-high 18 points with eight rebounds at Winona State on January 10, 2020.
The eighth annual Team Academic Excellence Award created by the NABC Committee on Academics recognizes outstanding academic achievement by a team in NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2019-20 season.
Wayne State College finished the 2019-20 academic year with a cumulative grade point average of 3.093 and is one of 10 schools from the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference to earn the honor.
Wayne State College ended the 2019-20 season with records of 10-22 overall and sixth place in the NSIC South Division with a 7-15 league mark.