Hartsville, S.C. – Coker College men’s basketball players, Michael Gore (Landis, N.C.) and Thomas Wright (Sydney, Australia), have been given a prestigious honor this summer, as both student-athletes were selected for the 2009-10 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honor Court. Gore and Wright are in elite company, as just 10 men’s basketball players from Conference Carolinas were selected to receive this award.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an 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 G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.