Stanford Center Appel Named Lowe's Senior Class Award Women's Basketball Finalist

Feb. 3, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - STANFORD senior center Jayne Appel was among 10 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes that were named finalists for the 2009-10 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award which was announced Wednesday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior at a NCAA Division I institution and have earned high achievements in the classroom, and the community through character and competition.  

The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School and focuses on the total student-athlete, encouraging students to make a positive impact in their community.  The finalists were chosen by a media committee from a list of 30 women’s candidates that were announced in October. 

Appel, a native of Pleasant Hill, Calif., and a 2009 State Farm Coaches’ All-America selection continues to work hard on and off the court. Through 20 games this season, Appel is averaging 12.6 points per game while shooting 50.8 percent from the field, and averaging 9.3 rebounds per game. She is currently second in the Pac-10 with 36 blocks, averaging 1.8 per game. Off the court, Appel excels as a psychology major. 

She will be looking to become only the second Pac-10 women’s basketball player to win the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award since its inception in 2002. Fellow Cardinal Candice Wiggins won the accolade in 2008.

Appel has already been named to the Wade Watch list for the State Farm/WBCA Wade Trophy Player of the Year and to the midseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award. Both honors are presented to the top collegiate player at the end of the season.  

National balloting begins nationwide today and will conclude on March 22. The award winner is decided from a compilation of votes from fans, coaches and media members and will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four in early April. 

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