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Wilmington Men’s Basketball’s Andrew Corrigan Named on 2012-13 NABC Honors Court

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - Kansas City, Mo.

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the NABC Honors Court last week, recognizing those student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2012-13 season. Wilmington University’s senior guard Andrew Corrigan was among the more than 700 student-athletes named to this year’s Honor Court.

To be named to the NABC Honors Court a student-athlete must academically be a junior or a senior and play on the varsity team; possess a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year; matriculate at least one year at their current institution; and be a member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II Institution.

Corrigan, an elementary education major with a concentration in grade K-6, graduated in May with a 3.71 cumulative grade point average. This is the second year he has been named to the NABC Honors Court, as he was named to the report following the 2010-11 season. Corrigan was also a repeat name on the Winter Academic All-CACC list during his tenure with the Wildcats, as well as a Wilmington Academic All-Star.

This past season, Corrigan started 14 games for head coach Mike Gallagher, playing in 24 of the teams’ 25 games.  The senior averaged 1.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game, while also dishing out 10 assists and collecting six steals. He had a highlight of a game at Goldey-Beacom on January 8 as he hit a three-pointer from the right corner with 3:31 showing on the clock and knocked down a pair of free-throws on the Wildcats’ next possession to extend the lead back out to seven at 61-54 with 2:53 remaining in the game. The Lightning would only get as close as five points the rest of the way.

Wilmington University is among 285 colleges and universities among all NCAA Division I, II, III, and NAIA institutions that had at least one honoree for men’s basketball.

Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education.