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Battey Named Candidate For 2021-22 Senior CLASS Award

Dec 7, 2021

BOULDER – The University of Colorado's Evan Battey has been named a candidate for the 2021-22 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Battey is one of 60 NCAA men's and women's basketball student-athletes, who excel both on and off the court, that were honored.
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.
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. 
Battey, a 6-8 forward from Los Angeles, is Colorado's active leader in scoring and rebounding; recently becoming the 38th player in team history to reach 1,000 points. He is a Preseason All-Pac-12 Conference selection.
Battey was one of two inaugural recipients of the Colorado Athletics Visibility Award (CAVA), a scholarship program with the purpose of creating a community of collegiate scholar-athletes who have a desire to use their platform, power and visibility in their role as athletes to advance LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.
Battey has represented Colorado well outside the campus as well. He was one of two student-athlete representatives to serve on the Pac-12's Mental Health Task Force. In addition, he served on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Player Development Coalition, which comprised of 11 players nationally that met quarterly to provide feedback to the NABC regarding issues faced by college basketball players.
Battey graduated from Colorado in August, earning his degree in Journalism. He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership.
The men's and women's candidates will be narrowed to two fields of 10 finalists later in the season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will then select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C's of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2022 NCAA Men's Final Four® and NCAA Women's Final Four® this spring.
For more information on the candidates, please visit  

2021-22 Senior CLASS Award Men's Basketball Candidates
Alex Barcello, BYU                                       Ryan Hawkins, Creighton
Evan Battey, Colorado                                  ShanQuan Hemphill, Drake
Jules Bernard, UCLA                                    Myles Johnson, UCLA
Buddy Boeheim, Syracuse                           Jarkel Joiner, Ole Miss
Eli Brooks, Michigan                                     Gavin Kensmil, Stephen F. Austin
Garrison Brooks, Mississippi State              Isaac Likekele, Oklahoma State
Brad Davison, Wisconsin                              Kameron McGusty, Miami
Anthony Duruji, Florida                                 Alex Morales, Wagner
Trent Frazier, Illinois                                      Justyn Mutts, Virginia Tech
John Fulkerson, Tennessee                         Austin Phyfe, Northern Iowa
Jacob Gilyard, Richmond                             D'Shawn Schwartz, George Mason
Tanner Groves, Oklahoma                           Eli Scott, Loyola Marymount
Tate Hall, Loyola Chicago                              Sasha Stefanovic, Purdue
Ron Harper Jr., Rutgers                                Hunter Tyson, Clemson
John Harrar, Penn State                               Lucas Williamson, Loyola Chicago
2021-22 Senior CLASS Award Women's Basketball Candidates
Shakira Austin, Ole Miss                              Tylee Irwin, South Dakota State
Katie Benzan, Maryland                                Morgan Jones, Florida State
Grace Berger, Indiana                                   Dorka Juhász, UConn
Conley Chinn, Belmont                                 Lotta-Maj Lahtinen, Georgia Tech
Elissa Cunane, NC State                              Jordan Lewis, Baylor
Andra Espinoza-Hunter, Seton Hall             Sonya Morris, DePaul
Dru Gylten, Utah                                            Olivia Nelson-Ododa, UConn
Gabi Haack, Bradley                                      Ali Patberg, Indiana
Sara Hamson, BYU                                       Aisha Sheppard, Virginia Tech
Lauren Heard, TCU                                       NaLyssa Smith, Baylor
Lexi Held, DePaul                                          Sam Thomas, Arizona
Destanni Henderson, South Carolina          Lauren Van Kleunen, Marquette
Naz Hillmon, Michigan                                  Abby Wahl, Eastern Illinois
Rhyne Howard, Kentucky                             Christyn Williams, UConn
Lexie Hull, Stanford                                       Macee Williams, IUPUI

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.