Eastern senior forward Jamie Kohn (Columbia) and junior point guard Joe Ives (Avon) represent Eastern Connecticut State University on the 2011-12 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. A total of 469 men's basketball players representing 203 Division I, II, III and NAIA institutions were recognized in the Honors Court for excellence in the classroom. Candidates must have reached junior status and have compiled a 3.20 cumulative grade-point average through the spring semester.
Kohn graduated with an overall 3.95 grade-point average as a Health and Physical Education major, while Ives has compiled a 3.46 GPA as a Sociology major. Kohn and Ives were the only players to qualify from the Little East Conference.
This past year, Kohn and Ives sparked the Warriors to the most successful season in the team's 71-year history. Eastern won a record 24 games against six losses, claimed its first Little East regular-season title in 26 years of competition, won its first LEC tournament championship in 12 years and qualified for its first NCAA tournament in 12 seasons. The Warriors won the SUNY Oswego regional tournament, downing host Oswego in double overtime in the final and advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16.