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July 12, 2012

METRO ROUNDUP: ISU basketball players honored by NABC

TERRE HAUTE — The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the its NABC Honors Court this week, recognizing collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season.

The Indiana State men’s basketball team have senior Jordan Printy and redshirt junior Lucas Eitel in the group.

Printy and Eitel were named to the Missouri Valley Conference’s Scholar-Athlete team following the 2011-12 season, with Printy earning first-team honors, while Eitel was voted to the second team.

Printy, a native of Marion, Iowa, played in all 33 games last season, earning the starting nod on 30 occasions and placing fourth on the team at 7.3 points per game. One of the best three-point shooters in ISU history, Printy knocked down 62 triples as a senior and tallied 215 for his career, one of just two student-athletes in program history to go over 200 treys (Michael Menser, 283, 1997-2001). Printy graduated this past spring with a degree in education while carrying a 3.71 grade-point average.

Eitel, a redshirt junior from Marshall, Ill., appeared in 32 games off the bench as a sophomore in 2011-12, averaging 3.0 points per game while shooting 42.9 percent from beyond the arc (21 of 49). Eitel turned in his best game of the season Jan. 10, against Evansville, leading the Sycamores to an 80-78 win with 12 points in 22 minutes off the bench. The 6-foot-2 guard checks in with a 3.62 GPA in the classroom while majoring in education.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows: Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2011-12 academic year; have matriculated at least one year at a current member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution.

Golf

n Conrad in lead — At the French Lick Springs Resort courses, Stephen Conrad became the third leader in three days Wednesday in Indiana Open action.

Conrad shot 70 in the third round and is tied with 36-hole leader Jeff Cook, each with 1-under-par 211 scores.

They are one shot up on four players: Tyler Merkel, Chase Wright, Corey Ziedonis and Blake Watts.

First-round leader Austin Tereshko is another shot back with three other players.

Play winds up today.

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