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STEPHENVILLE – Tarleton’s Jakob Damstra was recognized as a part of the record number of student-athletes from across the country to be named to the Honors Court for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Thursday morning.
He is the only athlete from the Lone Star Conference to make the Honors Court list.
“Jakob is the epitome of what a student-athlete should strive to be,” said Tarleton head coach Lonn Reisman. “He is a hardworking young man – not just on the court, but in the classroom. He is a pre-med major with a very bright future in front of him. We are very proud to have such a great role model in our basketball program and it is a well-deserved recognition for a great young man.”
The Honors Court reached a record number of 1,000 recognized student-athletes from more than 350 colleges and universities across the nation – ranging from NAIA to NCAA Division I. The Honors Court recognizes junior and senior varsity players with a grade point average of 3.2 or higher.
Damstra is coming off a junior campaign in which he played in 20 games and was named academic all-conference and the Lone Star Conference Academic Player of the Year. The Dublin native is the first Texan in school history to bring home the top academic award from the conference.
For more information on the NABC Honors Court and to see the complete list of student-athletes, visit NABC.org.