July 21, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- East Carolina's Petar Torlak was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court for the second consecutive year as announced by the NABC today. The award recognizes those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2013-14 season. A record number 895 student-athletes from 335 colleges and universities earned NABC Honors Court distinction.
A 2014 graduate whom carried a 3.64 GPA, Torlak was a four-time member of the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was named the to ECU All-Academic Team each of the last three years. He appeared in 22 games this past season, averaging 2.4 points, 0.6 rebounds and 6.8 minutes per game.
A year ago, Torlak became the first player in school history to receive the accolade. He was one of the nine players from C-USA named to the NABC Honors Court this season.
The NABC Honors Court awards 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 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 Institution.