Tech’s Mangum earns academic honor

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech’s Dravon Mangum was recognized for his academic achievements Thursday as the Bulldog forward was named to the National Associate of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.

Mangum was one of more than 1,800 men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes who earned this recognition while excelling in academics during the 2022-23 season.

Mangum, a graduate student from Roxboro, North Carolina, has a cumulative grade point average of 3.67 while getting his master’s degree in Counseling and Guidance: Human Services.

In his first season with the Bulldogs last year, he saw action in 32 games while making 20 starts at forward. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.

In order to be named to the Honors Court, a student-athlete must meet a high standard of academic criteria. The qualifications include being either a junior or senior, having a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher at the conclusion of the 2022-23 academic year and have matriculated at least one year at their current institution which must be a Division I, II, III, or NAIA member.