Six BCS level institutions were recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches for academic excellence; the University of Kentucky was one of them, the NABC announced today. The Wildcats received the inaugural Team Academic Excellence Award, given for outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better for the 2012-13 season.
Kentucky has tallied a 3.0 or higher cumulative team GPA during the spring semester in each of the last three seasons including during the 2012 National Championship run.
Twany Beckham and Jarrod Polson were honored individually by the NABC for excellence in the classroom.
Shut up, Bobby Knight.