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Men's Basketball

Four Roadrunners, UTSA team earn NABC Academic Honors

SAN ANTONIO – For the second consecutive year, Four UTSA men's basketball student-athletes have earned Academic Honors Court accolades from the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), it was announced on Thursday. Meanwhile, the 2022-23 Roadrunners squad collectively garnered NABC's Team Academic Excellence Award.
Isaiah Addo-Ankrah, Erik Czumbel, Jacob Germany and Carlton Linguard Jr. were each honored by the NABC. To be eligible for the NABC Honors Court, student-athletes had to be a junior, senior or graduate student and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Heading into his seventh year, Steve Henson's Roadrunners earned the NABC Team Academic Excellence Award as well, which recognizes men's basketball programs that completed the 2022-23 academic year with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher.
A repeat honoree and native of Houston, Texas, Addo-Ankrah held up his 3.97 cumulative GPA as a marketing major. A steady contributor, he averaged 20.7 minutes in 23 games, logging 10 starts. He registered the third-best three-point total (37) for UTSA and averaged 7.0 points on 40.3 percent shooting and a team-leading 95.2 percent free throw shooting (20-of-21), while also chipping in 3.0 rebounds per outing. He closed his UTSA career with three consecutive Conference USA Academic Medal awards, in addition to three appearances on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Earning his second straight NABC honor, Czumbel, a graduating senior guard out of Verona, Italy, knocked down a 3.97 cumulative GPA as a double major in economics and finance – also earning a spot on the Conference USA All-Academic Team for the third year in a row. Czumbel played in 118 games with 50 starts in his four-year career, averaging 4.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He owns a career 211-123 assist-turnover ratio, has made 32.5 percent of his 3-pointers, a total of 75, and shot 71.2 percent from the free-throw line. As a senior in 2022-23, Czumbel averaged 2.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game, appearing in 29 of the 32 games. He also captured the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medal and a spot on the C-USA Honor Roll four times.
Another repeat honoree, Germany, a native of Kingston, Okla., held a 3.56 cumulative GPA as a graduating multidisciplinary studies major. He received Conference USA honorable mention in each of the past two seasons, ranking second on the 2022-23 squad with a 12.3 ppg average in 30 games with 18 starts. He shot 45.8 percent from the floor and 71.8 percent from the line, while also leading UTSA with 8.3 rebounds per contest and a team-best 25 blocks.
Joining the roster prior to the season, Linguard Jr. wasn't able to see any court time after arriving as a transfer from Kansas State. However, he put in the work in the classroom to lock in a 3.29 cumulative GPA as a multidisciplinary studies major in his first year at UTSA, also earning a spot on the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

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