Oct. 6, 2010

Courtesy of Lowe's

Twenty NCAA® mens and womens soccer student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2010 Lowes Senior CLASS Award in the two soccer divisions. 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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowes 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 mens candidates and 30 womens candidates that were announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowes Senior CLASS Award website through November 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner. Lowes, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winners during the 2010 NCAA Mens and Womens College Cup championships in early December.

The finalists for the Lowes Senior CLASS Award in mens and womens soccer are in the midst of great final seasons,” said Tom Lamb, Lowes senior vice president of marketing. They are committed to finishing their collegiate careers in a strong way both on the field and in the classroom, and we are excited for their successes as they wrap up outstanding seasons.”

Click here for the full list of Lowe's Senior CLASS Award