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Nic Moore



Sport Performance Leadership


Nic Moore has maintained nearly a 2.8 GPA in Sport Performance Leadership at SMU.


Moore’s character is shown clearly through his ability to continually help his team overcome adversity. When SMU was left out of the 2013-14 NCAA Tournament, he led the team to the NIT championship game. He followed that by leading SMU to a 27-7 season and winning the AAC season and tournament titles en route to the NCAA Tournament after a 2-3 start. This season, he has led SMU into the AP top-10 after the team was given a postseason ban by the NCAA.


During his career at SMU, Moore has helped with food drives in North Texas. He also has volunteered his time working with disabled children.


Moore has helped SMU to a top-ten ranking (AP #10) for the first time in over 30 years. He is a national player of the year candidate for the Wooden Award (Top 25), Naismith Trophy and Oscar Robertson Trophy. He helped Team USA to the gold medal at the 2015 World University Games from July 3-14 in Gwangju, South Korea. In 2014-15, he also led SMU to the American Athletic Conference title, its first league championship since 1993. SMU also won the AAC Tournament and made the NCAA tournament for the first time in 22 seasons. He was an AP All-American Honorable Mention honoreer, American Athletic Conference Player of the Year, NABC All-District First Team honoree, AAC All-Championship Team member, All-AAC First Team selection (unanimous), Naismith Trophy Watch List member and John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 player.