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Fan Voting Opens for the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award

January 23, 2019

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 23, 2019) – Fan voting for the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award men’s and women’s basketball candidates is now open. Fans are encouraged to visit http://www.lowesciaasca.com to vote for their favorites among the 19 candidates from now through February 20, 2019. At the end of the voting period, fan votes will be combined with those of CIAA coaches and media to determine award winners.

The Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award®, which focuses on men’s and women’s basketball players from the CIAA, is a division of the national Senior CLASS Award program that recognizes student-athletes in 10 NCAA Division I sports. Earlier this month, 19 CIAA men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates for the award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages players to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

“Every nominated student-athlete is making a difference in their communities, and is showing the importance of contributing both on and off the floor,” said Marvin Ellison, Lowe’s President and CEO. “We applaud their leadership and look forward to celebrating with them at the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte.”

The Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award candidates were nominated by their respective universities. Of the 19 student-athletes, all are in excellent academic standing at their universities with nine holding GPAs of 3.5 or greater, and five were honored with preseason conference honors for outstanding performance on the court. Each of the candidates volunteers his or her time with charitable organizations and causes while upholding a reputation for positive character on campus and in the community.

Following the voting period, the male and female winner will be announced during the CIAA Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina, and presented with the prestigious Senior CLASS Award trophy at the championship games on Saturday, March 2.

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