Selden Named Nominee for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
March 4, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anjelica Selden has been selected as a nominee for the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to the nation's outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I softball.
Selden is one of 30 nominees who along with their resumes as elite college softball players also excel in the classroom and make an impact in their respective communities. The award, presented to NCAA Division I student-athletes each year in eight sports, focuses on the 'Four C's' of classroom, character, community and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue their degree. Since that time, Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, has expanded the award to include other NCAA sports and the award has developed into the nation's premier tribute to college seniors.
From the list of 30 nominees, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in late March. Those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote that will include coaches, media and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2008 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Sportscaster Dick Enberg, Honorary Chairman of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, first conceived the idea of an award for seniors in 2001 in response to the growing trend of men's basketball players leaving school early for the NBA. Lowe's has since expanded the Senior CLASS Award program to include men's hockey, men's lacrosse, baseball, softball and men's and women's soccer.
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