July 10, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Baylor University forward Mark Shepherd (Austin, Texas) was recognized for his excellence in academics when he was named to the 2007-08 Honors Court by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Shepherd, a five-year veteran on head coach Scott Drew's squad, was a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first team honoree (2006, 2008), while being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll for six semesters (fall 2004, fall 2005, spring 2006, spring 2007, fall 2007, spring 2008). The 6-foot-9 forward played in all 32 games for the Bears in 2007-08, making seven starts. Shepherd averaged 1.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes per game.
He graduated in May 2007 with a degree in business management and is currently enrolled in Baylor's MBA program.
The NABC recognizes the talents and gifts that student-athletes possess off the court and the hard work they exhibit in the classroom. In order to be selected to the Honors Court, student-athletes must be a junior or senior academically, possess a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year and have matriculated at least one full academic year at their current institution.