Belmont University junior Justin Hare added to his impressive scholastic resume over the weekend as he was named to the fifth annual Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team.
The Cleveland, Tenn., native, who was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Second Team last month, is one of just 11 student-athletes in NCAA Division-I men’s basketball to be recognized. Moreover, Hare is one of just three honorees to have played in this year’s NCAA Tournament, joining Anthony Tolliver of Creighton University and Sean Mallon of Gonzaga University.
Hare sports a 3.85 GPA in his major of exercise science and health promotion.
Third on the Bruins’ career scoring list (NCAA era) with 1,275 points, Hare will return for his senior season as First Team All-Atlantic Sun and a two-time Atlantic Sun Tournament MVP.
Each of the nominees was required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) in undergraduate study and have been an integral part of their respective team’s success. A special Review Committee of Division I-AAA athletics directors was responsible for selecting the winners.
A complete list of award winners can be viewed at www.nacda.com.