KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mount Union seniors John Carroll (Massillon / Tuslaw) and Tanner Slack (New Concord / John Glenn) have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches 2019-20 Honors Court.
Carroll started all 30 games this past season for the Purple Raiders and averaged 5.3 points and 3.1 rebounds a game while off the court he posted a 3.61 grade point average and earned a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering.
Slack started 29 games and scored 6.3 points per game and hauled down 2.5 rebounds per game. In the classroom, he had 3.21 grade point average as he completed a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. Slack is currently in the doctor of physical therapy graduate program at Mount Union.
The duo helped lead Mount Union to a 27-3 record while the Raiders won Ohio Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles in advancing to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament before the season was stopped due to the CoVID-19 pandemic.
The NABC Honors Court, recognizing more than 1,350 men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season and highlights the talents and gifts that these men possess on the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria.
The qualifications are as follows: 1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player. 2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2019-20 academic year. 3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution. 4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.