Men’s and Women’s Basketball Finalists Announced for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award
February 15, 2017Download in PDF format
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (February 14, 2017) – 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 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors 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 athletic platforms 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 January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 20. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.
For more information on each of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Women’s Basketball 2016-17 Finalists
|Lindsay Allen||Guard||Notre Dame|
|Nina Davis||Forward||Baylor University|
|Adrienne Motley||Guard||University of Miami|
|Kelsey Plum||Guard||University of Washington|
|Leticia Romero||Point Guard||Florida State University|
|Lizzy Wendell||Forward||Drake University|
|Sydney Wiese||Guard||Oregon State|
Men’s Basketball 2016-17 Finalists
|Josh Hart||Guard||Villanova University|
|Josh Hawkinson||Forward||Washington State University|
|Amile Jefferson||Forward||Duke University|
|Przemek Karnowski||Center||Gonzaga University|
|Tim Kempton||Center||Lehigh University|
|Frank Mason III||Guard||University of Kansas|