July 12, 2012
ROCHESTER, Mich. - Redshirt sophomore Travis Bader was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court, recognizing those collegiate basketball student-athletes who excelled in academics during the 2011-12 season. The NABC Honors Court recognizes those student-athletes who attain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher and achieve academic status of a junior or higher.
Bader, a sharp shooter from Okemos, Mich., led the Golden Grizzlies and The Summit League with 124 treys made last season, second-most in program history. He was named All-Summit League honorable mention and broke the single-game school record with 10 3-pointers versus South Dakota State on Jan. 26 in the O'rena. Bader averaged 20 points per game over OU's final 20 games and shot 44 percent from behind the arc in his final 11 games (68-for-153). In just two seasons, Bader has made 218 threes, sixth-best in OU history.
A Mid-Major Freshman All-American in 2010-11, Bader was rated as one of the top three returning 3-point shooters in the country by ESPN analyst Jay Bilas heading into last season. He currently ranks second in the Oakland record book by shooting 41.4 percent from three in his career (218-for-526). He is currently majoring in communications and is scheduled to graduate in May 2013.