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Jovanovic earns All-Academic honor

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Stefan Jovanovic of the University of Hawai’i basketball team was named to the Big West Academic All-Conference team on Tuesday.

The junior center was one of 13 players in the conference selected to the team. According to information from the Big West Conference, “To be eligible for the All-Academic team, student-athletes have to maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average, have
attained a sophomore standing academically and competed in at least 50 percent of their team’s contests.”

Jovanovic, who is from Kraljevo, Serbia, was listed as a General Arts & Sciences major as a sophomore last season.

CLICK HERE to see the complete list of UH student-athletes honored as Academic All-Conference for the winter and spring sports.

8 Comments

  1. Stef looks like a diligent worker in all areas.

  2. Great job Steph. Would be nice to see more Bows garnering these types of honors.

  3. I think can add Tummala to this list next year if transfers and grad students count.

  4. Code of Conduct laid out by the Kalaheo principal, which Alika could not accept.

    “The agreement lays out an expected code of conduct for the coach. It’s heavy with sportsmanship and positivity.

    Some of the bullet points read:

    I shall demonstrate positive coaching by not yelling and cursing during practices and games.
    I shall keep cool and respond to situations respectfully setting an example for the players.
    I shall use encouragement and positive reinforcement as my primary method of motivating student athletes.
    I shall respect the Kalaheo Mustang as the school’s mascot and not use Stang Nation to represent Kalaheo High School.

    Smith admits his style of coaching runs counter to many of the bullet points.

    “I run my program like a college program because it’s one step below college. A lot of these kids have aspirations of playing at the next level. . . . ”

    (Hawaii News Now, 6-30-15)

  5. It’s sad when clashing personalities upends a successful program. Sounds familiar? Used to be that once a coach always a coach. But even in high school they give the boot these days whether you win or lose. Bottom line: don’t step on anyone’s toes or you goin get it from the ton ta don. Better he coach professional. Over there it’s wins that count and not egos or someone’s personal agenda.

  6. What’s wrong with Stang Nation? Many programs use nicknames that are not the official nickname and it’s close enough. Seems like a power move.

  7. “I shall demonstrate positive coaching by not yelling and cursing during practices and games.”

    Hmm this is going overboard. It’s beyond positive coaching – it’s saying there’s no place for “negative coaching”. JFC, kid coddling. The precious, prized youngsters. Don’t say a negative word to my little princes. Isn’t the movie Inside Out about how you can’t always have Joy?

    “I shall use encouragement and positive reinforcement as my primary method of motivating student athletes.”

    Primary method? More like only method. What other method do you have after the first capitulation?

    I shall ask my players how they feel about running wind sprints, then confer with a committee over the weekend. I shall reward them with ice cream cones if it’s decided they should run.

  8. I shall give any slob who can’t handle the sprints a requisite rest period of no less than 30 minutes. The sprints can be completed over 5 days, and do not need to be supervised by a “coach”, ie the player can report them on his own. This reinforces the player’s participation in the team, and removes subordination to a so-called coach.

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