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Selection Process

Each CIAA school can nominate one male and one female student-athlete for the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award during the preseason. The male and female winner of the award is then determined through a voting process that is divided into three categories:

Voting Groups

Each category counts for one-third of the total vote. The overall male and female winners will be announced later in April and presented with the prestigious Senior CLASS Award trophy.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the first requirement that the candidate be a NCAA Division II senior student-athlete from the CIAA who has exhausted his/her collegiate eligibility, candidates will be selected based on personal qualities that define a complete student athlete. These areas of excellence are defined under the categories of Classroom, Character and Community, as well as the candidate’s performance and team loyalty during Competition.

CLASSROOM:  academic achievements, college major and potential career interests (outside of playing their respective sports), GPA, expected graduation date

CHARACTER:  attributes that define the candidate’s personal character; examples of leadership, overcoming obstacles, teamwork, work ethic, integrity, etc.

COMMUNITY:  involvement in community and charity activities (that have utilized the candidate’s status as college athlete to make an impact in worthwhile causes)

COMPETITION:  achievements during collegiate career and now, as a senior leader, the candidate’s role in the success of the team

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