OC’s Troutman named as NCCAA men’s basketball Scholar-Athlete

OC senior Brandon Troutman has been named as an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete for men's basketball.
OC senior Brandon Troutman has been named as an NCCAA Scholar-Athlete for men's basketball.

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (March 24, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian guard Brandon Troutman has been named as a National Christian College Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete for men’s basketball.

Troutman, a senior from Flower Mound, Texas, became the seventh player in OC history to be named twice as a Scholar-Athlete, joining Craig Manek, Cary Manek, Mark Pratorius, Brad Wedel, Kevin Hearne and Dillon Ripley. Troutman received the honor last year from the NAIA, when OC was a member of that organization.

To qualify for the NCCAA award, a player must be a junior academically and have a grade-point average of at least 3.4 on a 4.0 scale. Troutman, a physical education major, has a 3.60 GPA.

Troutman was a starter and averaged 7.8 points per game for an OC team that went 19-12 and came within a fluke shot by Shorter (Ga.) of winning the NCCAA championship.