KU Student Section One Step Closer to a Repeat

Feb. 7, 2013

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Winners of the inaugural Naismith Student Section of the Year Award in 2012, the University of Kansas student section has advanced to the semifinal round of this year’s contest with 15 other institutions vying for the top prize.

Jayhawk fans will now have a say in determining the most deserving student section by voting for the Naismith Student Section of the Year Award.

By visiting www.facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops, Kansas fans can vote once per day for the KU student section as the top student section in college basketball. Semifinal round voting, which has been reset to zero for the 16 semifinalists, is open through Feb. 22, 2013.

The top eight recipients from the semifinal round of public votes will be sent to the Naismith Awards Board of Selectors for a final vote. The Naismith Awards Board of Selectors will review criteria such as the student section’s name and attendance, the total fan vote, as well as photos, video and a write-up submitted by the nominating school which will aid in determine the winning student section. Complete details on the selection process can be found at www.facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops.

The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award, which is presented through a partnership of The Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC), an affiliate of IMG College, and the Atlanta Tipoff Club, administrators of the Naismith Awards, is dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion.

The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.

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