Hannigan honored by NABCUW-River Falls basketball player Brady Hannigan has been named to the 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
By: UW-RF Sports Information, River Falls Journal
UW-River Falls basketball player Brady Hannigan has been named to the 2011 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
The Honors Court is made up of collegiate student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2010-11 season.
In order to be named to the Honors Court, an athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications include: Academically a junior or senior and a varsity player; cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2010-11 academic year; students must have matriculated at least one year at their current institution member of an NCAA Division I, II, III, or NAIA institution.
“Brady has been one of our most consistent workers both on the court and in the classroom during his career,” said Falcon head coach Jeff Berkhof. “It’s great to see his hard work recognized by being named to the NABC Honors Court. This is a very deserving award for him.”
Hannigan was a senior on last year’s team that finished 20-8 overall and 12-4 in WIAC play. The Falcons earned a berth in the 2011 NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history. The team fashioned a school record 15-game winning streak during the season and advanced to the WIAC playoff championship game for the first time in school history.
The Oakdale, Minn., native played in 27 games for the Falcons and averaged 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds. He also finished with 17 assists, seven blocks and 12 steals.
Hannigan also played wide receiver for the Falcon football team last season and appeared in all 10 games, catching 18 passes for 164 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned six kickoffs for 102 yards, an average of 17 yards per return.
He is majoring in broad field social studies and plans on graduating after the spring 2012 semester.