Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team and Foursome of Individual Accolades

NABC Academic Awards - WPI Men's Basketball 2022

Kansas City, MO --- The WPI men's basketball program earned the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Team Academic Excellence Award as juniors Austin Zhou (Acton, MA) and Ben Sseruwagi (Belmont, MA) alongside graduate students Colin McNamara (Arlington, MA) and Kahleb Downing (Middletown, CT) were selected to the NABC Honors Court.

The NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards recognize men's basketball programs that completed the 2021-22 academic year with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The NABC Honors Court, meanwhile, includes junior, senior and graduate student men's basketball players who finished the 2021-22 year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher. 

2021-2022 marked a historic season for the Engineers (27-3) under 22-year head coach Chris Bartley as WPI reached the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament for the 14th occasion advancing all the way to the Sectional Final after claiming the conference regular season title and capturing the first NEWMAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship since 2013.  

NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards Release

NABC Honors Court Selections