KANSAS CITY (GoJacks.com) — South Dakota State’s Matt Dentlinger was recognized for his academic achievements Wednesday by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, being named to its 2019-20 Honors Court list. The NABC Honors Court highlights the talent and gifts of collegiate men’s basketball student-athletes on the court and in the classroom.

To be named to the Honors Court, student-athletes must academically be listed as a junior or senior with a 3.2 grade point average or above. Dentlinger, who was recognized as a 2020 CoSIDA Academic All-District performer earlier this year, boasts a 4.00 GPA in mechanical engineering.

The 2020 All-Summit League Second Team pick averaged 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 16 league games, shooting a Summit League-best 69.7 percent from the field. For the year, Dentlinger scored 10 or more in 18 games and dished 61 assists, third-most among Jackrabbits with 13 games of three or more assists.