OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Iowa State senior guard Scott Christopherson is one of 30 men’s basketball candidates eligible for the 2011-12 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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.
A native of LaCrosse, Wis., Christopherson averaged 13.7 ppg and made 86 3-pointers while earning All-Big 12 honorable mention honors in 2010-11. Christopherson, who is Iowa State’s all-time leader in 3-point percentage (43.7 pct.), achieved over a 3.5 GPA in finance in the spring of 2011 and has been extremely active in the Ames community in his four years at Iowa State.
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.
The 30 men’s basketball candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists 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, Division I men’s and women’s coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.