• October 16, 2021

Candidates Announced for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award

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.

Women’s Basketball 2016-17 Candidates

Name Position School
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
Jessica January Guard DePaul
Seanna Johnson Guard Iowa State University
Brionna Jones Center Maryland
Sigi Koizar Guard Maine
Kari Korver Guard UCLA
Kelsey Lang Center University of Texas
Breanna Lewis Center Kansas State
Marina Lizarazu Guard Iona College
Erica McCall Forward Stanford
Taylor McCarley Guard UMBC
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
Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Guard Maryland
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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