Nov. 4, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee senior forward Glory Johnson has been named one of 30 women's basketball nominees for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, presented to student-athletes who excel on and off the field. Johnson is one of three nominees from the SEC.
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.
The CLASS award is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School and focuses on the total student-athlete. The program encourages students to use their visibility through athletics to make a positive impact.
"Glory is an ideal candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award," Head Coach Pat Summitt said, "blending the perfect balance of excellence in the classroom, on the court and in the community. She is our first player ever to graduate in three years and that shows her dedication and discipline toward her academics."
Johnson captured All-SEC First Team honors in 2010-11 and was a finalist for the 2011 State Farm All-America Team. The 6'3" Knoxville native led the Lady Vols in rebounding in 2010-11 with 9.7 boards per game and added 12.0 points per outing.
A Master of Science in Communication candidate, Johnson completed her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Programs with a Concentration in Global Studies and a Specialization in Global Politics and Economy in only three years. She has been a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in each of her first three years at UT and has been a VolScholar since 2009.
The list of nominees will be trimmed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, whereupon one finalist will be chosen based on voting by the media, coaches and fans.