Six Big Ten Basketball Students Named Senior CLASS Award Candidates
Seniors from six conference schools among preseason candidates for award celebrating excellence on and off the court
ROSEMONT, Ill. – Six Big Ten basketball seniors from six conference schools are among 60 candidates for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award, which is presented annually to one male and one female senior student who have made notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Indiana forward Juwan Morgan, Nebraska forward Isaac Copeland Jr. and Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ are the Big Ten men’s basketball representatives on this year’s Senior CLASS Award candidate list. On the women’s side, Iowa forward/center Megan Gustafson, Michigan center Hallie Thome and Penn State guard Teniya Page are the Big Ten students chosen as Senior CLASS Award candidates.
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.
Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to fields of 10 finalists in February, 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 male and one female recipient.
This year’s Senior CLASS Award honorees will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.