Four Jeffs Named to NABC Honors Court
Contact: Justin Long
Roshard Bryant was one of four Amherst
players named to the NABC Honors Court.
AMHERST, Mass. – Four members of Amherst College’s 2011-12 men’s basketball team were recognized for their academic success when the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the NABC Honors Court.
Taylor Barrise ’12 (political science), Tim Prowitt ’12 (political science), Jeff Holmes ’12 (Russian; English) and Roshard Bryant ’14E (black studies) represented the Lord Jeffs on this year’s Honors Court, an award that recognizes juniors and seniors who held a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year.
Amherst’s four honorees each played a pivotal role in helping the program win its first NESCAC Championship title since 2006. The Jeffs’ 30th consecutive win in LeFrak came in the form of an 80-56 victory over NYU in the NCAA Tournament’s second round, but they would close their season with an 80-71 loss at Franklin and Marshall in the Sectional semifinals. Finishing the year at 26-3, Amherst notably posted a 10-0 record in conference play.
Barrise, Holmes and Prowitt helped Amherst put together an 86-25 record in four years, including a 51-7 mark during their junior and senior seasons. Barrise graduated as the school’s all-time leader in three-pointers made, as he knocked down 224 shots from behind the arc.
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 www.nabc.org.