NCAA men’s and women’s basketball candidates announced for 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
November 04, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, KS – 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 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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 2011-12 candidate class includes three men’s players who were members of last year’s CoSIDA Academic All-American team, one Associated Press All-American and seven players who are on teams ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25 poll.
The women’s candidate class includes one CoSIDA Academic All-American, two Associated Press All-Americans and 12 players whose teams are ranked in the Associated Press preseason top 25.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the men’s Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA Men’s Final Four®, which will be held March 31 and April 2 in New Orleans. The women’s award winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four®, which will be held April 1 and 3 in Denver.
The 60 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in both men’s and women’s basketball midway through 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, Division I men’s and women’s coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Men’s Basketball 2011-12 Candidates
|Tim Abromaitis||Forward||Notre Dame|
|William Buford||Guard||Ohio State|
|Kyle Bullinger||Forward||Weber State|
|Scott Christopherson||Guard||Iowa State|
|Drew Gordon||Forward||New Mexico|
|Draymond Green||Forward||Michigan State|
|Justin Greene||Forward||Kent State|
|Bernard James||Forward||Florida State|
|Orlando Johnson||Guard||UC Santa Barbara|
|Kevin Jones||Forward||West Virginia|
|Jarrod Jones||Forward||Ball State|
|Quinn McDowell||Forward||William and Mary|
|Demetrius Ward||Guard||Western Michigan|
|Kyle Weems||Forward||Missouri State|
|Tyler Zeller||Forward||North Carolina|
Women’s Basketball 2011-12 Candidates
|Denise Beliveau||Forward||New Hampshire|
|Cierra Bravard||Forward||Florida State|
|Jalana Childs||Forward||Kansas State|
|Adaora Elonu||Forward||Texas A&M|
|Shenise Johnson||Guard||Miami (Florida)|
|Emilie Johnson||Guard||UC Santa Barbara|
|Natalie Novosel||Guard||Notre Dame|
|Chelsea Pickering||Guard||Idaho State|
|Abby Plucker||Forward||North Dakota State|
|Da’Shena Stevens||Forward||St. John's|
|Whiquitta Tobar||Guard||Alabama A&M|