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Maten, Vivians named finalists for Senior CLASS Award

189 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: AP Images, Georgia Athletics

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Twenty NCAA men's and women's basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate basketball. Georgia forward Yante Maten and Mississippi State guard Victoria Vivians were named finalists for the award.

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men's candidates and 30 women's candidates announced in January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 19. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four and NCAA Women's Final Four.

Men's Basketball 2017-18 Finalists
Shawn Anderson, Guard, Navy
Vladimir Brodziansky, Forward, TCU
Jevon Carter, Guard, West Virginia University
Angel Delgado, Center, Seton Hall University
Rob Gray, Guard, University of Houston
A.J. Jacobson, Guard/Forward, North Dakota State University
Justin Johnson, Forward, Western Kentucky University
Yante Maten, Forward, University of Georgia
Luke Morrison, Forward, U.S. Military Academy
Johnathan Williams, Forward, Gonzaga University

Women's Basketball 2017-18 Finalists
Ariel Atkins, Guard, University of Texas
Lexie Brown, Guard, Duke University
Tyra Buss, Guard, Indiana University
Emily Clemens, Guard, Western Illinois University
Rebecca Greenwell, Guard, Duke University
Delaney Hodgins, Forward, Eastern Washington University
Kaylee Jensen, Center, Oklahoma State
Jackie Kemph, Point Guard, Saint Louis University
Victoria Vivians, Guard, Mississippi State
Gabby Williams, Forward, UConn