Missouri basketball sees academic success

Thursday, December 20, 2012 | 2:49 p.m. CST

COLUMBIA — The Missouri men's basketball team announced Thursday that it is seeing success in the classroom. The No. 12 ranked, 9-1 Tigers earned a 3.06 grade-point average, the highest for the team in more than a decade, according to the athletics department.

"I'm so proud of our guys and their efforts in the classroom," Coach Frank Haith said. "We demand a lot from them throughout the year and they delivered in a big way, which deserves recognition.

"I also want to acknowledge Tami Chievous and our coaching staff. Both Tami and our coaches work with our guys every day to make sure they are up to date on their coursework because it's not easy balancing class, practice, travel and competition. This is just a tremendous team accomplishment."

Senior forward Laurence Bowers is one of the academic standouts on the team. Bowers  is one semester away from earning a master's degree in health education and promotion.


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