Two Men's Basketball Student-Athletes Named to NABC Honors Court

DURHAM, N.H. – Senior Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) and junior Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team were both named to the National Basketball Coaches' (NABC) 2010-11 Honors Court, the organization recently announced.

The honor recognizes collegiate men's basketball student-athletes that excelled academically during the 2010-11 season. Abreu and Benson earn a spot on the team for the first time in their careers and are two of just five America East men's basketball student-athletes to receive the honor.

Abreu, who missed the majority of last season due to injury, appeared in just two games for the 'Cats but posted a solid 14 points and 4 rebounds per game. He has been a member of the America East Academic Honor Roll in each of the last three seasons, while also collecting All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team honors as a junior and freshman, respectively.

Benson is coming off a breakout campaign, leading the Wildcats on the glass with 8.3 boards per game. Additionally, he posted 5.6 points per game and led the team in blocks with 32. He finished the year garnering America East All-Academic Team honors for the second straight season.

In order to be named to the NABC Honors Court a student-athlete must be a junior or senior academically while also possessing a cumulative grade point average of 3.2-or-higher at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year and have matriculated at least one year at the current institution.
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