Three Vikings chosen for NABC Honors Court

Lawrence's Eric Weiss, left, Jeremy Stephani, center, and Evan McLaughlin have been named to the NABC Honors Court.
Lawrence's Eric Weiss, left, Jeremy Stephani, center, and Evan McLaughlin have been named to the NABC Honors Court.

APPLETON, Wis. -- Three Lawrence University men's basketball players have been selected for the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.

Seniors Jeremy Stephani (Arlington Heights, Ill./Wheeling), Evan McLaughlin (LaGrange, Ill./Nazareth Academy) and Eric Weiss (Birmingham, Mich./Bloomfield Hills) were all chosen for the Honors Court. It was the second consecutive selection for Stephani and McLaughlin.

The Honors Court recognizes men's collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the past season. To be eligible for the Honors Court, a student-athlete must be a junior or senior and have a grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the end of the 2017-18 academic year.

Stephani earned a bachelor's degree in economics, McLaughlin received a degree in government and Weiss graduated with a degree in history. All three were named to the Academic All-Midwest Conference team as well.  

Stephani, McLaughlin and Weiss join a long list of Lawrence players who have been named to the Honors Court since the award was established a decade ago. This trio pushes the number of Lawrence selections to 17.

Others honored were: 2007-08, Jayce Apelgren; 2008-09, Apelgren, Dustin Lee, John Dekker, Ryan Kroeger, Yui Ueno; 2014-15, Andrew Borresen, Ryan DePouw, Troy Miller, Jamie Nikitas; 2015-16, Miller, Nikitas; and 2016-17, Stephani, McLaughlin.