Kansas Senior Sasha Kaun Named a Top 30 Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Dec. 4, 2007
Kaun looks to become the second Jayhawk to win the honor as former All-American Wayne Simien was the 2005 Senior CLASS Award winner.
Kaun has started five games for No. 3 Kansas (7-0) and leads the team field goal percentage at 80 percent. The Melbourne, Fla., native born in Tomsk, Russia, is averaging 7.6 points and 4.1 rebounds his senior season. Kaun leads the team with 13 blocked shots and his 1.86 blocks per game are third in the Big 12.
The award - which also listed the top 30 females - is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Student - Athlete of the Year in eight sports - focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition. Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA will award the winners with trophies during the respective men's and women's NCAA Final Four weekends.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched during the 2001-02 season to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remain committed to their university and pursue the many rewards that a senior season and complete college education brings.
Now in its seventh year for basketball, the award has developed into the nation's premier tribute for college seniors. Since originating with basketball, Lowe's has expanded the award to include a total of eight NCAA sports.
The list of basketball candidates includes a broad spectrum of universities and conferences across the country. On the men's side, 29 different schools are represented with
Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
2007-08 Men's Candidates (listed alphabetical)
Name, School, Height, Class, Pos.
Keiron Achara, Duquesne, 6'10', Sr., F/C
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt, 6'6", Sr., G/F
Cliff Hammonds, Clemson, 6'3", Sr., G
Jack Leasure, Coastal
DeMarcus Nelson, Duke, 6'4", Sr., G
Drew Shubik, Sacred Heart, 6'4", Sr., G