Kramer, Stevens Named to NABC Honors Court
The basketball coaches' association honors juniors and seniors with a 3.2 GPA or better.
July 21, 2014
MALIBU, Calif. - Pepperdine men's basketball players Malte Kramer and Allen Stevens have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches' Honors Court for their efforts in the classroom, the organization announced today.
To earn a spot on the list, student-athletes must be either a junior or senior academically and have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 or better.
Kramer (Freiburg, Germany/Cuesta College) was named co-Valedictorian of Pepperdine after graduating this spring with a 4.0 GPA and a degree in economics. He received numerous other academic awards, including Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American third team honors (becoming Pepperdine basketball's first-ever Academic All-American); West Coast Conference All-Academic first team status; Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team; and Pepperdine Athletics' Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Kramer was an important reserve and occasional starter as a senior in 2013-14. He appeared in 28 games, starting nine, and averaged 4.6 points and 1.4 rebounds. He made 44.8% of his three-pointers (30-for-67) on the season, good for third-best in the WCC. Kramer scored a career-high 14 points against Indiana State at the Great Alaska Shootout in November. He made the go-ahead three-pointer late in a home victory against rival Loyola Marymount (Feb. 1), and then sank four three-pointers in a road victory at LMU (Feb. 20).
In 2012-13, his first season with the Waves, Kramer earned a place on the NABC Honors Court and also garnered WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "gold" honors. He was limited to just five games due to injury and illness.
Before transferring to Pepperdine, Kramer was the state of California's junior college scholar-athlete of the year in 2011-12 while at Cuesta College. He also held a 4.0 GPA at Cuesta and was an all-state first team selection in basketball.
Stevens (Moorpark, Calif./Oaks Christian HS) was a walk-on the past two seasons after serving as a student manager as a freshman. He's a sports medicine major who saw action in one game in 2013-14 and five contests in 2012-13. He earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors the last two years.
Since 2010, Pepperdine men's basketball players have been named to the NABC Honors Court 11 times.