Courtesy: America East Communications

Koizar, McCarley Named Senior CLASS Award Candidates

Release: 01/06/2017
University of Maine guard Sigi Koizar and UMBC guard Taylor McCarley have been named two of the 30 NCAA women’s basketball student-athletes ,who excel both on and off the court, that were selected as candidates for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate women's basketball 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 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 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit