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 2017-18 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 19. 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 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.
For more information on each of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Men’s Basketball Finalists
Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU
Jevon Carter, West Virginia
Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
Rob Gray, Houston
A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State
Justin Johnson, Western Kentucky
Yante Maten, Georgia
Luke Morrison, Army West Point
Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
Lexie Brown, Duke
Tyra Buss, Indiana
Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Rebecca Greenwell, Duke
Delaney Hodgins, Eastern Washington
Kaylee Jensen, Oklahoma State
Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Gabby Williams, UConn
ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Kansas City-based Premier Sports Management manages the award.
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Press Release Courtesy: Bryan Messerly- WVU Sports Communications
Photo Credit: Jeff Ruff, BGS