KU's Tyrel Reed Named 2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team

April 1, 2011

HOUSTON – Kansas guard Tyrel Reed, who was one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was named All-America First Team by the award and recognized during open practices at the Final Four at Reliant Stadium in Houston Friday.

The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I head coaches, national media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. 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.

Reed dominated the fan voting for the award, garnering more than 32 percent of the fan votes among the 10 finalists. BYU’s Jimmer Fredette was named the 2011 recipient of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s 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.

Reed is the winningest player in KU history with a 132-17 record in his four seasons in Lawrence. He was named 2011 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and was KU’s third-leading scorer with 9.7 points per contest average. The Burlington, Kan., native was named Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America First Team on Feb. 22. He was also a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection. Reed led Kansas with 72 threes made this season and made multiple threes in 23 games. Reed also led KU with 56 steals. He was the only Jayhawk to start every game in 2010-11 and he also led the team with an 80.0 percent free throw percentage. Reed graduated from KU in December and has been accepted into KU Medicine’s physical therapy school.

2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

All-America First Team


Devon Beitzel, Guard, Northern Colorado

Jimmer Fredette, Guard, BYU

David Lighty, Guard, Ohio State

E’Twaun Moore, Guard, Purdue

2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

All-America Second Team

Dodie Dunson, Guard, Bradley

Matt Howard, Forward, Butler

Cameron Jones, Guard, Northern Arizona

Jon Leuer, Forward, Wisconsin

Kyle Singler, Forward, Duke