Oct. 30, 2013
Tennessee senior Jordan McRae is one of 30 student-athletes selected as candidates Wednesday for the 2013-14 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.
A shooting guard from Midway, Ga., McRae is one of the nation's top returning scorers from a season ago. He averaged 19.2 points per game in SEC contests a year ago while shooting 39 percent from 3-point range.
Other noteworthy names joining McRae on the candidate list include Aaron Craft (Ohio State), C.J. Fair (Syracuse), Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Shabazz Napier (UConn). Florida's Patric Young is the only other Southeastern Conference player on the candidate list.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
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 Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 Final Four.
Each of the 30 candidate classes (for different NCAA sports) 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
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ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for "Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School," the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. 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. Premier Sports Management manages the award.
2013-14 BASKETBALL SENIOR CLASS AWARD CANDIDATES Travis Bader, Oakland Jerrelle Benimon, Towson Kyle Boswell, UC Santa Barbara Allan Chaney, High Point Aaron Craft, Ohio State Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State Melvin Ejim, Iowa State Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis Chris Eversley, Cal Poly C.J. Fair, Syracuse Tim Frazier, Penn State Jakob Gollon, Mercer Joe Harris, Virginia Holton Hunsaker, Utah Valley Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount Joe Jackson, Memphis Walt Lemon Jr., Bradley J.J. Mann, Belmont Doug McDermott, Creighton Sean McGonagill, Brown Travis McKie, Wake Forest Jordan McRae, Tennessee Shabazz Napier, Connecticut Dennis Ogbe, Tennessee Tech Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State Dwight Powell, Stanford Augustine Rubit, South Alabama Russ Smith, Louisville Chris Udofia, Denver Patric Young, Florida