Men’s and women’s basketball candidates announced for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award

January 23, 2015

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (January 23, 2015) – Sixty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate 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 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.

Among the 60 candidates, 27 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Three of this year’s candidates were 2013-14 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans® and four are returning All-Americans. More than 20 of the 32 NCAA Division I basketball-playing conferences are represented as well.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.

Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the regular season, and those 10 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 male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. 

Men’s Basketball 2014-15 Candidates

Name Position School
Alex Barlow Guard Butler
Reece Chamberlain Guard Belmont
Michael Cobbins Post Oklahoma State University
Pat Connaughton Guard/Forward University of Notre Dame
Justin Gant Forward Indiana State
Seth Gearhart Forward Rice University
Jordan Green Guard Texas A&M
Ryann Green Guard Georgia State University
D’Angelo Harrison Guard St. John's University
Tyler Haws Guard Brigham Young University
Frank Kaminsky Forward Wisconsin
Ashton Moore Guard The Citadel
Khufu Najee Guard IUPUI
D.J. Newbill Guard Penn State
Kevin Pangos Guard Gonzaga
Corey Petros Center Oakland University
Ishaq Pitt Guard University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Norman Powell Guard UCLA
Chasson Randle Guard Stanford
Levi Randolph Guard Alabama
Josh Richardson Guard Tennessee
Luke Roh Guard Colgate
Corey Schaefer Guard Lehigh University
John Schoof Guard American University
Matt Stainbrook Center Xavier University
Juwan Staten Guard West Virginia University
Matt Townsend Forward Yale University
Cameron Wright Guard Pittsburgh
Max Yon Guard Air Force
Thomas van der Mars Center University of Portland

Women’s Basketball 2014-15 Candidates

Name Position School
Sunejiro Agbuke Post Baylor University
Sharane Campbell-Olds Guard University of Oklahoma
Audrey Dotson Forward Bucknell University
Ariana Elegado Guard Cal Poly
Nicole Elmblad Guard/Forward University of Michigan
Nneka Enemkpali Forward Texas
Alexis Govan Guard/Forward Western Kentucky University
Ashlee Guay Guard CSUN
Isabelle Harrison Center Tennessee
Alexa Hayward Guard Saint Francis University
Emily Homan Forward Lafayette College
Andrea Hoover Guard University of Dayton
Jamie Kaplan Point Guard Tulane
Sina King G/F University of Akron
Anna Claire Knight Guard Georgia Southern
Samantha Logic Point Guard University of Iowa
Ally Malott Forward University of Dayton
Chakecia Miller Guard George Washington
Lexie Nelson Guard Eastern Washington University
Sabina Oroszova Forward Eastern Illinois University
Amber Orrange Guard Stanford University
Megan Rogowski Guard DePaul University
Heidi Schlegel Forward Youngstown State
Haley Seibert Guard IPFW
Jama Sharp Guard Stetson University
Kiah Stokes Center University of Connecticut
Shawnee Sweeney Guard University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Elizabeth Williams Forward/Center Duke University
Michelle Young Forward Bradley University
Inma Zanoguera Forward University of Toledo