Men’s Basketball Earns NABC Team Academic Excellence Award; Duo Named to Honors Court


KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two members of the 2020-21 Creighton men’s basketball team — Jett Canfield and Jacob Epperson — have been named to National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. The NABC Honors Court highlights the talents and gifts that these men possess on the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. The awards give recognition to men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes in all NCAA divisions and the NAIA, who excelled in academics during the past season.

Canfield earned his undergraduate degree in just three years at Creighton. The Marketing major was a three-time selection to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team. Last week Division II school Drury University announced that the Topeka, Kan., product was transferring into the Panther program.

Epperson also graduated in May with a degree in Journalism/Advertising. Also a three-time BIG EAST All-Academic Team choice, the Australian native is in the process of trying to obtain his real estate license.

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 2020-21 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 institution with a NABC member coach.

In addition to the individual recognition for Epperson and Canfield, the NABC also announced the ninth annual Team Academic Excellence Awards. These awards recognize outstanding academic achievement by a team with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the 2020-21 season.


To earn a NABC Team Academic Excellence Award, institutions in the NCAA, NAIA and…