July 22, 2014
By Stephen Trembley
KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Former Fresno State forward Tanner Giddings was named to the 2013-14 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court for his academic achievements.
Giddings, a native of Windsor, Calif., was named a 2013 MW Scholar-Athlete and twice earned Academic All-Mountain West honors.
Giddings played in 28 games for the Bulldogs during the 2013-14 season after missing first 11 games due to a wrist injury. For the season, he averaged 1.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game, logged a total of 402 minutes for an average of 14.4 minutes per game and also recorded 11 steals, 10 blocks and five assists. Giddings scored six key points for the 'Dogs in a 61-56 road win at UTEP in the opening round of the 2014 College Basketball Invitational.
A record number 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction. 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 2013-14 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.
As a team in the classroom, Fresno State posted a program-record 980 Academic Progress Rate for the 2012-13 season - the most recent year for which the NCAA has announced its academic ratings.
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