OVERLAND PARK, KS (January 26, 2011) – Maya Moore has been honored as one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in women’s 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.
Sue Bird, the only other Husky to take home the honor, won the inaugural Senior Class Award in 2002.
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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in November. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through March 20. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner at the Final Four in Indianapolis.
For more information on all the finalists, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
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Women’s Basketball Finalists
- Erin Anthony, Forward, Army
- Angie Bjorklund, Guard/Forward, Tennessee
- Dawn Evans, Guard, James Madison
- Amber Harris, Forward, Xavier
- Maya Moore, Forward, Connecticut
- Kayla Pedersen, Forward, Stanford
- Sam Quigley, Guard, DePaul
- Liz Repella, Guard, West Virginia
- Danielle Robinson, Guard, Oklahoma
- Jasmine Thomas, Guard, Duke
ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s 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. Sportscaster Dick Enberg, honorary chair of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, first conceived the idea of an award for seniors in 2001 in response to the growing trend of men’s basketball players leaving school early for the NBA. The award program has expanded from men’s and women’s basketball to include 10 NCAA Division I sports. The award is sponsored by Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, and is managed by Premier Sports Management.