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Missouri Baptist Lands NABC Award

(St. Louis, MO) – Missouri Baptist University’s basketball team is turning heads on the court and in the class room. For the second straight year the Spartans have been honored with the National Association of Basketball Coaches’ Team Academic Excellence Award.

The NABC’s national site ( says “These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by teams with cumulative grade point averages (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2016-17 season.”

According to head coach Matt Brock’s twitter post the Spartans have won this award in both of his seasons at the helm of the MBU program.




In addition to the team award, forward Pablo Hernandez has been named the American Midwest Conference’s Emil S. Liston Scholarship award winner. The award recognizes academic and athletic excellence. The Ames, Spain native averaged over 11 points per game for Brock’s 17-15 squad and maintained a 3.64 grade point average.

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