Boise State's Potter a Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Aug. 24, 2011
BOISE, Idaho -Boise State redshirt senior offensive tackle Nate Potter was one of 30 student-athletes from the Football Bowl Subdivision selected as a candidate for the 2011 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.
Potter graduated from Boise State in May of 2011 with a 3.70 grade-point average and a bachelor's degree in history. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree, is a three-time Western Athletic Conference All-Academic selection and was named second-team Academic All-America this past season.
He is also actively involved in Boise State Athletics' support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and speaks at local high schools about the "Go On Challenge," sponsored by the JA & Kathryn Albertson Foundation to encourage more Idaho high school students to go on to post-secondary education and training.
Potter was named a first-team preseason All-American by a number of publications heading into 2011, and is a two-time first-team all-conference selection.
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 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.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists 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, coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.