MOREHEAD, Ky.— Morehead State junior guard Ty Proffitt has earned a prestigious award from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, securing spot on the organization’s Honors Court.
“Ty is a model student-athlete for our program,” said MSU coach Donnie Tyndall. “He is a positive influence for our younger players on the court and more importantly in the classroom. Ty represents our program in a first-class manner and he is very deserving of this recognition from the NABC”
The NABC Honors Court recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2009-10 season. 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.
Proffitt, a finance major who started seven games at point guard and played in 23 for the Eagles, is just one of three Ohio Valley Conference players to make the national list. Eastern Kentucky’s Robin Mestdagh, and Tennessee Tech’s Frank Gore were also honored.