NABC honors Dixon and Carroll for academics

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) recently announced the NABC Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2009-10 season.  Two CUA men’s basketball student-athletes, R.J. Dixon and Darrell Carroll, were named to the Honors Court.

The Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts these men possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.  In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria.  The qualifications include: academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year; students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution; member of an NCAA Division I, II, III or NAIA institution.

An All-Landmark Conference First-Team selection last season, Dixon was the Cardinals’ second leading scorer in 2009-10, averaging 12.4 points per game.  He started 27 contests, shot 80 percent from the free throw line and handed out a team-high 93 assists, while also recording a team-best 54 steals.

Carroll saw time in 27 games and averaged 11.1 minutes during that time.  He averaged 3.7 points and 2.7 rebounds, while shooting 47 percent from the floor and 71 percent at the charity stripe.

Dixon and Carroll were both selected to the 2010 Landmark Honor Roll as well, with Carroll also earning a spot on the Winter All-Academic Team.

To view the entire 2009-10 NABC Honors Court, please click here.

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