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Vermeer Named to the NABC Honors Court

Grant Vermeer
July 20, 2017

2016-17 NABC Honors Court

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Recent Navy graduate Grant Vermeer has been named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, the association announced recently.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes those men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom.

Vermeer had a team-high 3.60 grade-point average during the spring semester and graduated with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.49 as a cyber operations major. He was named to the Naval Academy’s Superintendent’s List four times and he was named to the Commandant’s List in all eight of his semesters at the Naval Academy.

Vermeer, an ensign in the U.S. Navy, has received the service assignment of cryptologic warfare officer. Vermeer was named a CNO Distinguished Midshipman Graduate in 2017. He served as the Plebe Summer Regimental Commander in 2016.

Vermeer was also named to the Patriot League Men’s Basketball Academic Honor Roll for the third time following the 2016-17 season.

Vermeer played in eight games during the 2016-17 season and played in 47 games in his four-year career at Navy with 11 starts. He scored 95 career points with 52 rebounds, 29 assists and 16 steals. He made 14 career 3-pointers.

The Navy men’s basketball team was 16-16 overall in 2016-17 and finished in fourth place in the Patriot League at 10-8. Navy advanced to the Patriot League Semifinals for the first time since 2001.

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 3.20 or higher at the conclusion of the 2016-17 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.

About the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC)
Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the NABC was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently has nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today’s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to



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