Haake named to the NABC Honors Court
Monday, July 12, 2010
Haake named to the NABC Honors Court
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Two months after graduating with a business administration degree from Bemidji State University, Seth Haake (Eden Prairie, Minn.) earned another academic award as the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced its list of student-athletes on the NABC Honors Court. The award is bestowed upon collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2009-10 season. Haake was a two-time NSIC All-Academic Team member and a constant on BSU’s 3.0 Club during his tenure as a Beaver.

On the court, Haake established career-highs in almost every statistical category during his senior campaign, including a 36-point performance in a 98-90 win against University of Minnesota Duluth, Feb. 24. His 18.6 points per game led the team, ranked second in the NSIC and placed him 55th in the nation (500 ranked). He played and started in all 27 games, shooting 55.9 percent from the field to lead the team, sit eighth in the conference and 48th in the nation (258 ranked). From beyond the arc, his 48.0 percentage was the best on the squad and third in the conference. He shot 80.4 percent from the free throw line, which was second on the team (min. 2.0 made per game) and 12th in the NSIC. Haake also got it done on the defensive side of the court, recording 49 steals (1.81 stlpg) to lead the team and hold down the third spot in the conference. In addition, he averaged 4.3 rebounds per contest to sit third on the squad.

Haake finished his career at BSU with 1,202 career points, which stands 10th on BSU’s career scoring chart. He had 914 career points in NSIC contests to rank 12th on the conference’s career scoring chart. He had 190 career assists to sit 10th on BSU’s top career assists list. For his career, Haake shot 51.3 percent from the field, 43.5 percent from 3-point range and 82.0 percent from the charity stripe.

The NABC Honors Court recognizes the talents and gifts that these male student-athletes possess off the court, and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be named to the Honors Court, an 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 G.P.A. of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2009-10 academic year.
3. Students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution.
4. Member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA Institution.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) is located in Kansas City, Mo., and was founded in 1927 by Phog Allen, the legendary basketball coach at the University of Kansas. Allen, a student of James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, organized coaches into this collective group to serve as Guardians of the Game. The NABC currently claims nearly 5,000 members consisting primarily of university and college men’s basketball coaches. All members of the NABC are expected to uphold the core values of being a Guardian of the Game by bringing attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today s student-athletes. The four core values of being a Guardian of the Game are advocacy, leadership, service and education. For additional information about the NABC, its programs and membership, go to www.nabc.org.

Bemidji State University, located in Bemidji, Minn., is an NCAA Division II institution and a member of the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).