CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Thursday (July 20) that Virginia earned a Team Academic Excellence Award and six Cavaliers were named to the Honors Court.

The NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards recognize men’s basketball programs that completed the 2022-23 academic year with a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The NABC Honors Court, meanwhile, includes junior, senior and graduate student men’s basketball players who finished the 2022-23 year with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

UVA’s Francisco Caffaro (social foundations), Chase Coleman (youth and social innovation), Jayden Gardner (youth and social innovation), Tristan How (public policy and leadership), Kadin Shedrick (commerce) and Ben Vander Plas (professional learning program) were named to the NABC Honors Court.

“Education is a core value of the NABC, and we are privileged to recognize these outstanding student-athletes and the coaches and support staff who invest in their development,” said NABC Executive Director Craig Robinson. “The hundreds of teams and thousands of players that qualified for NABC academic awards this season are a testament to our sport’s ongoing prioritization of success in the classroom.”

Over 1,800 players earned spots on the NABC Honors Court and over 300 programs received NABC Team Academic Excellence Awards for 2022-23.