KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The The University of Arkansas at Monticello men’s basketball program received the National Association of Basketball Coaches Team Academic Excellence Award, the organization announced Wednesday.

This is the first time the UAM men’s basketball program has earned the award from the NABC. Under Head Coach Kyle Tolin and Associate Head Coach Kris Johnson, UAM boasted a cumulative team grade point average on 3.3 to garner the achievement. The success for the Weevils was not confined to the classroom as UAM put together a stellar season on the hardwood as well winning the Great American Conference Eastern Division title and the GAC Tournament Championship to punch its ticket to the NCAA Tournament as a three seed.

The Weevils also had five student-athletes named to the NABC 2020-21 Honors Court on Tuesday. Dajuan JonesMax WarrenKyler HaynesAlvarez Powell and Kendal Frey each earned the recognition after posting a GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year.

The NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards are given out to recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the 2020-21 season. To earn the achievement, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and Two-Year Colleges must count the GPA of all men’s student-ahtletes on the basketball roster during the 2020-21 season.