Men’s and women’s basketball candidates announced for 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
November 03, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The 2011 men’s candidate class includes three CoSIDA Academic All-Americans from a year ago, nine student-athletes on the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award, 16 players with grade point averages of 3.0 and above and eight from teams ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25. The 2011 women’s candidate class includes five players who were CoSIDA Academic All-Americans last year, 22 student-athletes with grade point averages of 3.0 or better, four players who participated in the 2010 Women’s Final Four and 15 players on the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the men’s basketball Senior CLASS Award® winner at the NCAA Men’s Final Four® in Houston and the women’s basketball Senior CLASS Award winner at the NCAA Women’s Final Four® in Indianapolis.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 men’s and 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
“The young men and women who have been selected as candidates for the basketball award are shining examples of student-athletes who exercise time management every day, juggling class work and community service with practice and games,” said Tom Lamb, Lowe’s senior vice president of marketing. “The ability to balance things that are important to them will be a skill they will use throughout their lives.”
Men’s Basketball 2010-11 Candidates
|Devon Beitzel||Guard||Northern Colorado|
|Malcolm Delaney||Guard||Virginia Tech|
|Kenneth Faried||Center||Morehead State|
|Dairese Gary||Guard||New Mexico|
|Devin Gibson||Guard||Texas San Antonio|
|Jeremy Hazell||Guard||Seton Hall|
|Cameron Jones||Guard||Northern Arizona|
|Andrew Keister||Forward/Center||Holy Cross|
|Kenny Lawson, Jr.||Center||Creighton|
|David Lighty||Guard||Ohio State|
|Mickey McConnell||Guard||Saint Mary's (California)|
|Jacob Pullen||Guard||Kansas State|
|Xavier Silas||Guard||Northern Illinois|
Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Candidates
|Jessica Breland||Forward||North Carolina|
|Dawn Evans||Guard||James Madison|
|Jantel Lavender||Center||Ohio State|
|Julie Piper||Forward||Eastern Washington|
|Lauren Prochaska||Guard/Forward||Bowling Green|
|Liz Repella||Guard||West Virginia|
|Jaleesa Ross||Guard||Fresno State|
|Kayla Tetschlag||Guard/Forward||Green Bay|