UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- D.J. Newbill has been selected as one of 10 men's finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced Thursday. The award is given annually to one men's and one's women's basketball student-athlete who excels both on and off the court.
To be eligible, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Newbill is the No. 4 scorer in Penn State history, after just three years in the program, and is one of the top scorers in all of NCAA basketball. Off the court, he is a dedicated student and active member in the community. A full description of his accomplishments in all four areas is available here.
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 October. 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 23. 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 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four and NCAA Women's Final Four.
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