Anderson One of 10 Finalists for the Senior CLASS Award
Feb. 8, 2018
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Navy men's basketball senior team captain Shawn Anderson has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award in NCAA men's basketball.
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. The 10 finalists are student-athletes who excel on and off the court.
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 candidates. 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 balloting counts for 1/3 of the total with the remaining 2/3 determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media members. Fans can vote once per day. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Men's Final Four.
Anderson is leading Navy (16-10, 7-6 PL) in scoring for the third straight season at 13.2 points per game. He leads the team in minutes played (30.8) and is second in both rebounding (5.3) and assists (3.3).
Anderson was named to the All-Patriot League Second Team following the 2016-17 season. He was one of five players named to the Patriot League All-Preseason Team prior to the 2017-18 season.
Anderson co-founded the non-profit Forever Red Hurricanes with a high school classmate. One program under the Forever Red Hurricanes organization is the `Canes Coats for Kids, which solicits donations from the community to provide warm coats for children in need. There is also an annual coat drive at the New Castle Basketball Tip-Off Classic.
Another program under the Forever Red Hurricanes is "Transitioning to Success," which is a mentor program that helps sixth-graders transition to seventh grade.
Anderson is also involved with a community service outreach group in Annapolis at a local housing authority complex.
As a junior, Anderson received the Naval Academy's inaugural Community Service Athlete of the Year Award.
Anderson, Navy's team captain, will be commissioned as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy following his graduation as a quantitative economics major in May. His service assignment is Surface Warfare Officer and he will serve on the USS Pearl Harbor out of San Diego.
For more information on each of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Men's Basketball Finalists
Shawn Anderson, Navy
Vladimir Brodziansky, TCU
Jevon Carter, West Virginia
Angel Delgado, Seton Hall
Rob Gray, Houston
A.J. Jacobson, North Dakota State
Justin Johnson, Western Kentucky
Yante Maten, Georgia
Luke Morrison, Army West Point
Johnathan Williams, Gonzaga
ABOUT THE AWARD
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Kansas City-based Premier Sports Management manages the award.