Fredette Receives Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

OVERLAND PARK -- National player of the year Jimmer Fredette of Brigham Young University has been selected as the 2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner in men’s basketball. The announcement and trophy presentation were made today in Houston by Lowe’s, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, during open practices for the Men’s Final Four.

The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I head coaches, national media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I men’s basketball. 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.

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.

Fredette, an American studies major, is a popular player in Provo, approachable and willing to interact with fans of all ages and share his positive values. A team captain, he is an active participant in the Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation. In the summer of 2009, he went on a service trip to Nicaragua with other BYU student-athletes.

“Jimmer has brought great recognition to his team and BYU through his many achievements and by conducting himself with class on and off the court,” BYU head coach Dave Rose said. “His success has come as a result of hard work and dedication to reaching his goals. He is an example to all young people of having goals, putting in the necessary work to accomplish them and being a great teammate.”

Fredette will finish his senior campaign as one of the most decorated players in BYU history. He has been named an all-American as both a junior and senior. The Mountain West’s career-leading scorer, Fredette led the nation in scoring this season and helped the Cougars achieve a 30-plus win season and a spot in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. He has already been named the national player of the year by several news outlets and is a finalist for those being announced in Houston during the Final Four.

Jimmer Fredette had a great career and season at BYU,” said David Geren, Lowe’s vice president of marketing. “But his solid standing in the community and his efforts to be a positive role model for young children far outshine anything he will do on the court.”

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

All-America First Team

Devon Beitzel, Guard, Northern Colorado

Jimmer Fredette, Guard, BYU

David Lighty, Guard, Ohio State

E’Twaun Moore, Guard, Purdue

Tyrel Reed, Guard, Kansas

2010-11 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

All-America Second Team

Dodie Dunson, Guard, Bradley

Matt Howard, Forward, Butler

Cameron Jones, Guard, Northern Arizona

Jon Leuer, Forward, Wisconsin

Kyle Singler, Forward, Duke