Men’s and women’s basketball finalists announced for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award

February 12, 2014

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Twenty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists today for the 2013-14 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 finalists 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.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through March 24. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.

Men’s Basketball 2013-14 Finalists

Name Position School
Aaron Craft Guard Ohio State
Jordan Dykstra Forward South Dakota State
Melvin Ejim Forward Iowa State
Dwayne Evans Forward Saint Louis
C.J. Fair Forward Syracuse
Tim Frazier Guard Penn State
Doug McDermott Forward Creighton
Shabazz Napier Guard Connecticut
Russ Smith Guard Louisville
Patric Young Center Florida

Women’s Basketball 2013-14 Finalists

Name Position School
Heather Butler Guard UT Martin
Hallie Christofferson Forward Iowa State
Jerica Coley Guard FIU
Stefanie Dolson Center Connecticut
Jordan Hooper Forward Nebraska
Natasha Howard Forward Florida State
Maggie Lucas Guard Penn State
Chiney Ogwumike Forward Stanford
Haley Peters Forward Duke
Odyssey Sims Guard Baylor