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Kelley, Townsend Honored By NABC

Kelley, Townsend Honored By NABC

Work In Classroom Earns Pair Honors Court Recognition

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A pair of Yale men's basketball players have been recognized for their work in the classroom. Rising seniors Greg Kelley and Matt Townsend were named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, which recognizes student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season.

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:

  • Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
  • Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year.
  • Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
  • Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

It is the third straight year that Yale has had at least two selections to the Honors Court.

Kelley, the 2014-15 Yale captain, appeared in 30 games off the bench and finished fifth on the team with 20 three-pointers. He is an American studies major.

Townsend was named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team in March. He tied for fifth on the team in scoring (4.9 ppg.) last year and was the only player to start all 14 Ivy League games. He is a molecular, cellular and developmental biology major at Yale.

Report filed by Tim Bennett (, Yale Sports Publicity