OVERLAND PARK, KS (October 31, 2012) – Four Southeastern Conference women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate 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.
Anne Marie Armstrong (Georgia), Tiffany Clarke (Vanderbilt), Jennifer George (Florida) and A'dia Mathies (Kentucky) were each named to the preseason list.
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 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 men’s and 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 women’s finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.