September 23, 2014

Kaminsky and Dukan honored for classroom work

Successful on the court and in the classroom this past season, Wisconsin Badger stars Frank Kaminsky and Duje Dukan were named to the 2013-14 NABC Honors Court, announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches today (Monday).

In order to be named to the Honors Court, student-athletes must meet a high standard of academic criteria, which includes a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or higher.

Kaminsky started all 38 games for the Badgers and averaged a team-best 13.9 pints and 6.3 rebounds per game last season.  The senior from Lisle, Illinois, was named NCAA West Region Most Outstanding Player after leading UW to its first Final Four since 2000.

Dukan appeared in all 38 games last season, averaging 8.1 minutes as a reserve and 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.  The redshirt senior from Deerfield, Illinois, averaged 4.0 points a game during the NCAA tournament, including an 8-point, 5-rebound performance against Kentucky in the Final Four.

The NABC will announce its Team Academic Excellence Awards on Wednesday.