TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State senior Brandon Allen, who holds a 3.356 grade point average in electrical engineering, has been named to the Academic Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He is the first Florida State player to be named to the NABC Honors Court since the inception of the award in 2007.
The award for Allen continues to extoll his academic achievements not only for this past year but for his entire career as a Seminole. He has been named to the 2014, 2015 and 2017 ACC Academic Honors Roll, earned the award as the Seminoles’ Outstanding Student Athlete in 2014 and 2017, was presented with the First Year Academic Achievement Award as a freshman in 2014 and earned the Golden Torch for men’s basketball in both 2014 and 2015. The Golden Torch is presented to a student-athlete on each of Florida State’s athletic teams annually and goes to the top student-athlete on each team.
“I am honored to be the first player in school history to be named to the NABC Honors Court,” said Allen. “This isn’t just an honor for me; it’s an award that shows how hard each member of our team works in the classroom. We were all excited to be presented with a team award for academic excellence last week. This award continues to show how important our academic success is to Coach Hamilton and his staff.”
To be eligible for the NABC Honors Court a student-athlete must be a junior or senior member of the basketball team and have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or better.
Allen averaged 3.0 points and 0.4 rebounds in 14 games as a junior in helping the Seminoles to a No. 3 seed in 2017 NCAA Tournament. He established his career high for points (11) and minutes played (17) in Florida State’s victory over Nicholls State (Dec. 8) and came off the bench to make all three of his 3-pointers in a 109-61 win over Clemson (Feb. 5).