Andrew Smith Named To NABC Honors Court

Senior Andrew Smith

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler senior Andrew Smith has been named to the 2012-13 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.  It marks the second consecutive year that the Butler center has received the honor, which recognizes collegiate basketball student-athletes who excel in academics.

Smith, a finance major from Zionsville, Ind., completed a stellar athletic and academic career at Butler in 2012-13.  He was the leading rebounder (6.1 rpg) and second-leading scorer (11.3 ppg) for the 27-9 Bulldogs, who advanced to the third round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.  He finished his four seasons as one of just 11 players in Butler basketball history to record 1,000 career points and 600 career rebounds.  He was one of just three players in Butler history with 1,000 career points and 100 career wins.

The 6-11 Smith also was a standout in the classroom, earning second team recognition on the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men's Basketball Team.  He was named to the Atlantic 10 Conference All-Academic Team and was one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, presented for notable achievement in community, classroom, character and competition.

The NABC Honors Court pays tribute to the hard work collegiate basketball players exhibit in the classroom.  To be named to the Honors Court, athletes must academically be a junior or senior and a varsity player with a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher.  The student-athletes must have completed at least one year at their current institution.