Lowe's Senior CLASS Award List Includes KU's McCray

Nov. 4, 2009


Kansas senior All-American Danielle McCray has been named to the 30-player Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award candidate list it was announced on Wednesday.

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 – classroom, character, community and competition.

McCray, who was recently named 2009 Preseason Big 12 Player of the Year, has also been named to the Wade Trophy Watch List and the Wooden Award Preseason List.

One of three team captains for the Jayhawks, McCray scored 18 points and dished five assists in the 20th-ranked Jayhawks’ first exhibition game of the 2009-10 season, an 86-56 win over Pittsburg State. She averaged a team-leading 21.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as junior, on her way to Honorable Mention All-America honors and a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team.

Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Awardwinner at the 2010 NCAA Women’s Final Four® in San Antonio in April.

The list of 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists each midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.

This marks the ninth year for the basketball division of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Previous winners of the award include Sue Bird of Connecticut (2002), LaToya Thomas of Mississippi State (2003), Alana Beard of Duke (2004), Kendra Wecker of Kansas State (2005), Seimone Augustus of LSU (2006), Alison Bales of Duke (2007), Candice Wiggins of Stanford (2008) and Courtney Paris of Oklahoma (2009).

2009-10 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

Women’s Basketball Candidates

Name Position School

Jayne Appel Center Stanford University

Miranda Ayim Forward/Center Pepperdine University

Amy Beggin Guard University of New Mexico

Joy Cheek Forward/Guard Duke University

Alysha Clark Forward Middle Tennessee State University

Allyssa DeHaan Center Michigan State University

Claire Faucher Guard Portland State University

Kristen Feemster Forward Western Carolina University

Jordan Franey Guard/Forward University of California, Santa Barbara

Tyra Grant Guard Pennsylvania State University

Alexis Gray-Lawson Guard University of California, Berkeley

Kelsey Griffin Forward University of Nebraska

Lisa Helmers Guard Loyola Marymount University

Allison Hightower Guard Louisiana State University

Ashley Houts Guard University of Georgia

May Kotsopoulos Guard University of Vermont

Maggie Krick Guard Illinois State University

Kelsey Luna Guard Indiana State University

Joy McCorvey Forward St. John’s University

Danielle McCray Guard/Forward University of Kansas

Jessica Mooney Guard Vanderbilt University

Jené Morris Guard San Diego State University

Deirdre Naughton Guard DePaul University

Lauren Sims Guard Long Beach State University

Jenna Smith Center University of Illinois

Ashley Sweat Forward Kansas State University

Bianca Thomas Guard University of Mississippi

Amanda Thompson Forward University of Oklahoma

Jenny Van Kirk Forward Bradley University

Monica Wright Guard University of Virginia