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Men’s and Women’s Candidates Announced for the 2021-22 Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award

December 02, 2021

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (December 2, 2021) – Twenty-four Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA®) men’s and women’s student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were unveiled as candidates for the 2021-22 Lowe’s CIAA Senior CLASS Award®. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award recognizes the total student-athlete and encourages student leaders to use their platform in athletics to positively impact their communities.

CIAA award candidates were nominated by their respective universities, must be classified as a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

In addition to athletic achievements, these young leaders volunteer time with charitable organizations, maintain a strong grade-point average and demonstrate positive character traits. Each of the men’s and women’s candidates will be recognized in a series of virtual presentations, featuring CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams.

“The Lowe’s CIAA Senior Class Award is a special honor that highlights a commitment to athletic and academic excellence, ” said McWilliams. “This award provides our member institutions, and the conference, with an opportunity to celebrate and showcase the whole CIAA student-athlete as a pillar in the community, leader in the classroom, and a valuable contributor in competition.”

Lowe’s is a proud partner of the CIAA and supports the conference’s mission and values in helping student-athletes reach their full potential in both competition and the surrounding community. Award winners will be determined through a three-pronged balloting system that includes CIAA fans, media members representing the conference and other HBCU’s, and the CIAA Management Council.

Fan balloting will take place from January 11 - February 11, 2022 at http://www.LowesCIAASCA.com, the award website that contains information about each candidate and the program. The male and female winners will be announced in late February and presented with the prestigious Senior CLASS Award trophy.

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Men’s 2021-22 Candidates

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 Candidates

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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