Men's Basketball: Jones on Lowe's List


By Laurie Bollig for WVUsports.com
November 04, 2011 11:57 AM
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. ?

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.


Men’s Basketball Candidates

Tim Abromaitis, Forward, Notre Dame
William Buford, Guard, Ohio State
Kyle Bullinger, Forward, Weber State
Scott Christopherson, Guard, Iowa State
Darnell Gant, Forward, Washington
Ashton Gibbs, Guard, Pittsburgh
Drew Gordon, Forward, New Mexico
Malcolm Grant, Guard, Miami (Florida)
Draymond Green, Forward, Michigan State
Justin Greene, Forward, Kent State
Reggie Hamilton, Guard, Oakland
Mick Hedgepeth, Forward, Belmont
Robbie Hummel, Forward, Purdue
Bernard James, Forward, Florida State
Orlando Johnson, Guard, UC Santa Barbara
Jarrod Jones, Forward, Ball State
Kevin Jones, Forward, West Virginia
Quinn McDowell, Forward, William and Mary
Darius Miller, Guard, Kentucky
Ronald Nored, Guard, Butler
Zack Novak, Guard/Forward, Michigan
Zack Rosen, Guard, Pennsylvania
Jesse Sanders, Guard, Liberty
Tanner Smith, Guard, Clemson
Jordan Taylor, Guard, Wisconsin
Erving Walker, Guard, Florida
Demetrius Ward, Guard, Western Michigan
Kyle Weems, Forward, Missouri State
Chris Wroblewski, Guard, Cornell
Tyler Zeller, Forward, North Carolina

Women’s Basketball Candidates

LaSondra Barrett, Forward, LSU
Denise Beliveau, Forward, New Hampshire
Brogan Berry, Guard, Harvard
Cierra Bravard, Forward, Florida State
Kaitlyn Burke, Guard, Nebraska
Brittany Carter, Guard, Memphis
Jalana Childs, Forward, Kansas State
Lauren Edwards, Guard, Princeton
Adaora Elonu, Forward, Texas A&M
Briana Gilbreath, Guard, Southern California
Keisha Hampton, Forward, DePaul
Jericka Jenkins, Guard, Hampton
Amanda Johnson, Forward, Oregon
Emilie Johnson, Guard, UC Santa Barbara
Glory Johnson, Forward, Tennessee
Shenise Johnson, Guard, Miami (Florida)
Michelle Kurowski, Guard, UMBC
Kristen McCarthy, Guard, Temple
Natalie Novosel, Guard, Notre Dame
Nnemkadi Ogwumike, Forward, Stanford
Chelsea Pickering, Guard, Idaho State
Abby Plucker, Forward, North Dakota State
Justine Raterman, Forward, Dayton
Brittany Rayburn, Purdue
Monique Reid, Forward, Louisville
Ericka Russell, Guard, Alabama
Naama Shafir, Guard, Toledo
Da’Shena Stevens, Forward, St. John’s (N.Y.)
Whiquitta Tobar, Guard, Alabama A&M
Corielle Yarde, Guard, Marist



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