KANSAS CITY, Mo. — On July 19, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced its annual Academic Awards, including its Court of Honor, which recognizes outstanding classroom achievement by student-athletes in college men’s basketball .
Penn State Altoona’s Dominic Frucella (Duncansville, Pa./Hollidaysburg) has been named to the 2021-22 NABC Honors Court, earning that recognition for the second time in his college basketball career. This is the eighth time in program history that a Penn State Altoona men’s basketball player has occupied a spot on an NABC Honors Court.
The NABC Honors Court annually recognizes junior, senior, and graduate men’s basketball student-athletes from all levels of college basketball who have completed the college year with GPAs of 3.2 or higher. More than 2,000 players secured seats for the 2021-22 edition of the NABC Honors Court.
“Academic achievement is a core NABC value and a priority shared by men’s basketball programs across the country,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “Excellence in the classroom takes hard work and dedication, and NABC considers it a privilege to honor these deserving student-athletes and the coaches and staff who support them.”
Frucella enjoyed a three-year career with Penn State Altoona’s men’s basketball program, graduating in May with a degree in business management and marketing. The forward played 18 games with the Lions during the 2021-22 season and was a member of the team that posted a 19-8 overall record, including a 13-3 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference mark that gave the program a share of the league’s regular season title.