Hoosiers’ Burton earns academic honor

Here’s the full release from IU:

Indiana University redshirt senior Ryan Burton, who is majoring in finance and accounting at the Kelley School of Business, has been honored by the The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for excelling in academics during the past season. Burton is a member of the 2014-15 NABC Honors Court, which lists a record number of 1,000 student-athletes from more than 350 colleges and universities.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these men possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. He is one of seven players representing the Big Ten Conference.

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:

1. Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player.
2. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2014-15 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of a NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Division I or II institution with a NABC member coach.

Burton is a graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and played his first two seasons of college basketball at Bellarmine. He attended IU to focus on academics for one year prior to joining the team last summer.