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Central Mountain grad Baker earns NABC honor at PCT

Central Mountain grad Brody Baker was one of four Penn College men’s basketball players named to the 2019-20 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court on Wednesday.

He was joined by teammates Frnak Tuason, Ryan Lockman and Loyalsock grad Ben Sosa.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications are as follows:

— Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.

— Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year.

– Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.

— Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution with a NABC member coach.

“This has been a remarkable year for our program and I am happy for these four young men to get the recognition they deserve for their academic success,” Penn College coach Geoff Hensley said. “Ben, Frank, Ryan, and Brody are phenomenal young men and I am very proud of everything they have accomplished. We are building a culture of excellence on the basketball court and in the classroom, and this is another example of the great strides are program is taking. This is a very prestigious award these four student-athletes have earned and we will continue moving the bar higher each year.”

Baker boasts 3.89 GPA and is majoring to become a physician assistant. The junior started in 18 of 26 games for the Wildcats and averaged 4 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.

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