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Fan Voting Opens for 2021-22 Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award

January 11, 2022

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 11, 2022) – Fan voting for the 2021-22 Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award candidates is now open. Fans are encouraged to visit http://www.lowesciaasca.com to vote for their favorites among the 24 candidates from now through February 10, 2022. At the end of the voting period, fan votes will be combined with those of CIAA coaches and media to determine award winners.

The Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award®, which focuses on men’s and women’s student-athletes from the CIAA, is a division of the national Senior CLASS Award program that recognizes student-athletes in 10 NCAA Division I sports. Last month, 24 CIAA men’s and women’s student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates for the award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages players to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

The Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award candidates were nominated by their respective universities. Of the 24 student-athletes, all are in excellent academic standing at their universities and volunteer his or her time with charitable organizations and causes while upholding a reputation for positive character on campus and in the community.

Following the voting period, the male and female winner will be announced during the CIAA Tournament in Baltimore, Maryland and presented with the prestigious Senior CLASS Award trophy at the championship games on Saturday, February 26.

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Men’s 2021-22 Finalists

Name Sport School
Ivoree Atkinson Football Johnson C. Smith
Greg Brooks Football Fayetteville State
Jordan Camper Basketball Lincoln
Xavier Fennell Basketball Winston-Salem State
Panashe Garah Tennis Shaw
D’Ontre Gilliard Football Saint Augustine's
Zaccheus Hobbs Basketball Elizabeth City State
Noah Jenkins Basketball Claflin
Tevin Singleton Football Bowie State
Walter Watkins Football Livingstone
Nicholas Woolfolk Baseball & Football Virginia State
Raemaad Wright Basketball Virginia Union

Women’s 2021-22 Finalists

Name Sport School
Le’Zarea Bowens Basketball Johnson C. Smith
Hailey Gipson Basketball Winston-Salem State
Shanya Gordon Softball Bowie State
Shanae Ingram Cross Country/Track & Field Fayetteville State
Jessica Kelley Volleyball Shaw
Lorielle Laforest Track & Field Lincoln
Naterria Luster Basketball Elizabeth City State
Janina Mayers Volleyball Saint Augustine's
Victoria Onozie Volleyball Livingstone
Danyelle Riddick Basketball Claflin
Ericka Tiscareno Softball Virginia Union
Bailee White Basketball Virginia State

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