Whether on the court or in the classroom, members of the Kenyon College men's basketball program consistently achieve astounding results. Throughout the program's history, seven different Lords combined for a total of 23 All-America awards, while seven others reached Academic All-America status.
John Rinka '70, the most decorated Lords basketball player, chalked up eight All-America awards in a three-year span and also was named an Academic All-America his senior season. Other Kenyon class acts and multiple All-America award-winners include: Tim Appleton '77, Scott Rogers '80, and Chris Donovan '95.
In Donovan's senior season he became Kenyon's first player to be named the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year. Only Bryan Yelvington '09 has since earned the same distinction for the Lords. Yelvington was recognized for his accomplishments during the 2008-09 season.
Appleton and Chris Russell '85 were named to the Academic All-America first team during their careers and Jamie Harless '95, who was a second team Academic All-America in his senior year, was also one of two Lords to earn the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. The other was Kevin Mills '92.