Nehls Earns NABC Honors Court Recognition

Nehls Earns NABC Honors Court Recognition

Junior Austin Nehls of the Central Connecticut men's basketball team was recognized on the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court it was announced Tuesday. Nehls was the Blue Devils' leading scorer this past season, in addition to earning numerous academic honors.

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The honor is the latest to recognize Nehls' work in the classroom. A Finance major, he posted a 4.0 GPA during the Fall 2016 semester and was on the Dean's List in both semesters. Nehls was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District 1 First Team and earned Northeast Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll and NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll recognition.

On the court, Nehls averaged a team-high 13.4 ppg in a league-leading 36.1 minutes per game. He started all 29 games and ranked second in the NEC with 2.4 three-pointers per game and was 10th, hitting 37 percent from the arc. Nehls hit his 100th three-pointer of his career in just 40 games and currently ranks eighth at CCSU with 139 in his career. He posted four 20-point games last season, including a career-high 26 at Fordham. 

The NABC honor recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts of the student-athletes off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. To be eligible, student-athletes must have a cumulative 3.2 GPA following the academic year and be a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA Division I or II institution with an NABC member coach.

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