Thirty women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates for the 2016-17 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.
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 platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The candidates will be narrowed to a field 10 finalists in February. 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 candidate. The winners will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four this spring.
|Evelyn Akhator||Forward||University of Kentucky|
|Lindsay Allen||Guard||Notre Dame|
|Sophie Brunner||Forward||Arizona State University|
|Nina Davis||Forward||Baylor University|
|Jessica Jackson||Forward||University of Arkansas|
|Marissa Janning||Guard||Creighton University|
|Seanna Johnson||Guard||Iowa State University|
|Kelsey Lang||Center||University of Texas|
|Breanna Lewis||Center||Kansas State|
|Marina Lizarazu||Guard||Iona College|
|Lanay Montgomery||Center||West Virginia University|
|Adrienne Motley||Guard||University of Miami|
|Kendall Noble||Guard||Western Kentucky|
|Ellen Nystrom||Guard||Colorado State University|
|Kelsey Plum||Guard||University of Washington|
|Rosanna Reynolds||Guard||University of Detroit Mercy|
|Leticia Romero||Guard||Florida State University|
|Elle Tinkle||Guard||Gonzaga University|
|Madison Weekly||Guard||University of Northern Iowa|
|Lizzy Wendell||Forward||Drake University|
|Kindred Wesemann||Guard||Kansas State|
|Sydney Wiese||Guard||Oregon State|
|Ronni Williams||Forward||University of Florida|
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