The LaGrange College men's basketball team continued to get the job done in the classroom this past academic year, as the Panthers earned the 2020-21 Team Academic Excellence award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Wednesday.
The prerequisites for receiving this honor are a team must compile a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for the 2020-21 season and the program must count the GPA of every student-athlete on the roster during the season.
LaGrange College men's basketball head coach Kendal Wallace, who is entering his 11th year at the helm of the program in 2021-22, always preaches the importance of academic success. The Panthers have earned the Team Academic Excellence award in back-to-back seasons and five of the last six dating back to 2015-16.
In addition to their outstanding work in the classroom, the Panthers had some shining moments on the court. The Red and Black finished with a 7-4 overall record and a 7-3 mark in the USA South, earning the No. 2 seed in the USA South West Division tournament and hosting a first-round playoff game in Mariotti Gym against Piedmont on March 3.
Julian Cameron '21 and Lincoln Anderson '21 were named to the USA South All-Conference West Division first and second team, respectively. LC went on the road and defeated eventual USA South West Division champion Maryville, 88-76, on Feb. 25. In a game at Piedmont on Jan. 22, Cameron became the 30th student-athlete in program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.
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