Stefanie Dolson Selected as Candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award

Stefanie Dolson has been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.
Stefanie Dolson has been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award. UCONNHUSKIESDOTCOM

Oct. 30, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior University of Connecticut standout Stefanie Dolson has been selected as one of 30 student-athletes to be considered for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award in women’s college basketball, as announced on Tuesday. 

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.

Two former Husky greats, Sue Bird in 2002 and Maya Moore in 2011, have been honored as the Senior CLASS Award winner.

Shabazz Napier of the UConn men's basketball team was selected as a candidate for the men's basketball Senior CLASS Award.

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. 

Of the 60 candidates, 20 have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. There are eight CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans® and seven returning All-Americans. Twenty-four of the 32 NCAA Division I basketball-playing conferences are represented as well.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.

Dolson, a 2012-13 WBCA/State Farm All-America selection, enters her senior year with 1,299 career points and is fourth on UConn's all-time field goal percentage list at 59.8 percent.  A 2013 First Team All-Big East selection, Dolson has been selected to the All-Big East Tournament team in each of her three years in Storrs and was an NCAA Tournament All-Region Team pick in each of the last two seasons.  Dolson also was honored as an All-American by the United States Basketball Writers and earned All-America Third Team honors from the Associated Press last year.



The Port Jervis, N.Y. native was recently honored as a Preseason All-AAC First Team selection and earned a spot on both the Wooden Award and Wade Trophy Preseason Watch Lists.

Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, 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 all the candidates, visit

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Women's Basketball Candidates

Gennifer Brandon, California

Amanda Hyde, IPFW

Heather Butler, Tennessee-Martin

Maggie Lucas, Penn State

Alyssa Charlston, Idaho

Dequesha McClanahan, Winthrop

Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State

Sarah Nelson, Creighton

Jerica Coley, Florida International

Eilise O’Connor, Missouri-Kansas City

Allyson DiMagno, Cornell

Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford

Alexis Dobbs, American

Haley Peters, Duke

Stefanie Dolson, Connecticut

Theresa Plaisance, LSU

Jamierra Faulkner, Southern Mississippi

Michelle Plouffe, Utah

Ataira Franklin, Virginia

Odyssey Sims, Baylor

Chelsea Gray, Duke

Alex Smith, Holy Cross

Sarah Hansen, Florida Gulf Coast

Kacie Sowell, Seattle

Cassie Harberts, Southern California

DeNesha Stallworth, Kentucky

Jordan Hooper, Nebraska

Rachel Tecca, Akron

Natasha Howard, Florida State

Alli Wiliams, Saint Francis


Men's Basketball Candidates

Travis Bader, Oakland

Joe Jackson, Memphis

Jerrelle Benimon, Towson

Walt Lemon Jr., Bradley

Kyle Boswell, UC Santa Barbara

J.J. Mann, Belmont

Allan Chaney, High Point

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Sean McGonagill, Brown

Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State

Travis McKie, Wake Forest

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

Jordan McRae, Tennessee

Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Chris Eversley, Cal Poly

Dennis Ogbe, Tennessee Tech

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Kendrick Perry, Youngstown State

Tim Frazier, Penn State

Dwight Powell, Stanford

Jakob Gollon, Mercer

Augustine Rubit, South Alabama

Joe Harris, Virginia

Russ Smith, Louisville

Holton Hunsaker, Utah Valley

Chris Udofia, Denver

Anthony Ireland, Loyola Marymount

Patric Young, Florida

Laurie Bollig
Phone: 913/563-5417

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. Premier Sports Management manages the award. 

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