BYU's Fredette Named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Finalist
Jan. 26, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas -BYU senior guard Jimmer Fredette is one of 20 NCAA men's and women's student-athletes who were selected as finalists today for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in 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. The list of finalists 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 60 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.
Fredette currently leads the nation in scoring at 26.7 points per game. He has been named MWC Player of the Week six times and is a midseason candidate for the Wooden Award and Cousy Award. He was also named to the preseason list for the Naismith Trophy.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the men's winner at the NCAA Final Four in Houston and the women's winner at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Indianapolis.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Men's Basketball Finalists
Devon Beitzel, Guard, Northern Colorado
2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Women's Basketball Finalists
Erin Anthony, Forward, Army