TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (seminoles.com) – Florida State junior Sardaar Calhoun and sophomore Balsa Koprivica has been named to the Academic All-ACC Basketball Team as the No. 2 seeded Seminoles prepare to play in the 68th Annual ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum. It marks the first time both players have been honored as a member of the ACC Academic Team that mandates a 3.0 academic grade point average for both of the last two semesters and for the players’ career.
Calhoun, who is in his first season at Florida State, has a 3.00 grade point average as an Interdisciplinary Social Sciences major. He enters the ACC Tournament averaging 5.6 points and 1.6 rebounds while playing in each of the Seminoles’ games. Calhoun scored his career-high of 13 points in Florida State’s victory over Clemson on January 23 and has scored in double figures three times this season. In just his first season at the Division I level, Calhoun is averaging 14.6 minutes played per game.
Koprivica, who was named to the 2020 All-ACC Academic Honor Roll, has a 3.115 grade point average in Sport Management. He was named to the academic Dean’s List in both the fall of 2019 and the fall of 2020. Koprivica enters the 2020 ACC Tournament averaging a career-high 8.7 points, a career-high 5.3 rebounds and a career-high and team-leading 1.2 blocked shots per game.
Florida State Head Coach Leonard Hamilton has made superior academic achievement a cornerstone of his program. The selections of Calhoun and Koprivica marks the sixth consecutive season that at least one Seminole has been selected to the Academic All-ACC Team. Additionally, 30 members of the Seminole Men’s Basketball team have been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll in the last four seasons.
Hamilton’s proudest academic achievement during his 19-year tenure at Florida State is that the Seminoles’ graduation rate is above 95 percent for the players who have become seniors since his arrival in Tallahassee in 2002. A total of eight Seminoles will receive degrees (seven undergraduate and one graduate) in Florida State’s commencement exercises in April of 2021.