Woods Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Woods Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Redshirt senior guard Michelle Woods of the University of Miami women’s basketball team was announced Tuesday as a candidate for the 2015-16 Senior CLASS Award.

A 5-foot-8-inch guard from Naples, Fla., Woods is one of 30 nominees nationwide for the honor in women’s basketball. She is one of two ACC candidates, along with Florida State’s Adut Bulgak.

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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

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 Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.

Each of the 30 candidate classes 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 exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com. Woods’ bio can be found HERE.

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