Pokley, Stapert Named to NABC Honors Court
To qualify for the award, a student-athlete must be entering either their junior or senior year academically, have compiled a grade-point average of 3.2 or better during the 2011-12 academic year, and must have spent at least one full season at their current institution. Akron and Western Michigan were both represented on the list, the only two Mid-American Conference schools to be so honored.
The NABC award is the second academic honor for Pokley; the senior was named Academic All-MAC for the 2011-12 season. The spot on the NABC Honors Court ranks as the first for Stapert, who is in his first year of eligibility for the list.
The Broncos have had continued academic success since head coach Steve Hawkins took the helm; in the eight seasons since Hawkins became head coach of the program, WMU has been represented on the list every year. Since the 2005-06 season, Broncos have made up 13 of the 36 players honored.