KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Recent graduate Chris Lowry '18 (Union, Conn.) and the Babson College men's basketball team were recognized for their work in the classroom by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) with a pair of awards over the last week.
Lowry was named to the NABC Honors Court for the second year in a row, while head coach Stephen Brennan's squad earned NABC Team Academic Excellence accolades for achieving a 3.02 grade-point average during the 2017-18 campaign. The team excellence award was the first since the 2013-14 campaign for the Beavers.
Lowry, who completed his degree in May, appeared in 64 career games and was the recipient of the NCAA Elite 90 Award given to the individual with the highest cumulative GPA among Division III Final Four participants back in 2017. He started 12 of the team's final 14 games and averaged 4.3 points and 4.4 assists as the Beavers went on to win their first national championship with a thrilling 79-78 victory over Augustana (Ill.).
Lowry started the first six games of the 2017-18 campaign and averaged 2.8 points, 5.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds before having his final season cut short by a knee injury on November 29 at Albertus Magnus.
In order to be chosen for the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior with at least a 3.2 GPA or higher at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Any program with a GPA of 3.0 or better during the most recent season is eligible to receive team academic excellence honors.