July 13, 2010

Tech's Frank Davis named to NABC Honors Court

Collegiate Basketball Academic Elite Receive Honors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Tennessee Tech's Frank Davis has been recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) with selection to the NABC Honors Court, honoring collegiate basketball student-athletes who have excelled in academics during the 2009-10 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. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an 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 G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2009-10 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 Institution.

Davis, a senior guard from Gainesville, Ga., is one of just three Ohio Valley Conference players named to the list. He is joined by Ty Proffitt of Morehead State and Robin Mestdagh of Eastern Kentucky. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, which begins competing in the Ohio Valley Conference in men's basketball in two years, also placed three players on the list.

"Frank had an outstanding career, both on the court and in the classroom, and this honor is a reflection of that success," said Golden Eagle head coach Mike Sutton. "He is certainly deserving of this honor. He has worked extremely hard throughout his four years at Tennessee Tech in everything he has done, and he has represented the university well. I am extremely proud of him."

At the end of the 2009-10 season, Davis was named recipient of the team's Sam Harley Lynn Award for his overall contributions to the team. In addition, Davis won the team’s Cumulative Academic Award, going through his Golden Eagle career with a 3.41 GPA. He served as a team co-captain and won the team’s 3-Point Shooting Award.

“Frank has been a very important part of our program for the past four years and he was one of the best shooters in the country,” Sutton said. “He was among the hardest workers on our team, and he showed great poise and leadership.

“Frank has unbelievable character, his academics are outstanding, and he was a leader throughout his career with his citizenship and sportsmanship,” Sutton added.

As a senior, Davis was named second-team NABC all-district as he ranked second on the team in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and steals and third in assists. He led the OVC in 3-pointer per game, ranked 11th in scoring, fourth in 3-point percentage and fifth in free throw percentage.