KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Oral Roberts men's basketball players Aaron Young and Albert Owens, both of whom earned their bachelor's degrees in May, were honored Tuesday by the NABC as the duo was named to the 2016-17 NABC Honors Court.
Young graduated with a degree in sports management, finishing his career with a 3.33 GPA after posting a perfect 4.00 in his final semester. He finished his career third in ORU history in career 3-point percentage at .415.
Owens graduated in three years with a degree in history and carried a 3.64 overall undergraduate GPA. He was the Lorne Liechty Award winner, given to the most outstanding student in the history, humanities and government department as voted by the faculty. An honorable mention All-Summit League player, he will begin work on his graduate degree as he finishes his senior year of eligibility in 2017-18.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:
1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
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