Kansas State's Nicole Ohlde was recently named a candidate for the 2003-04 Bayer Advantage Senior CLASS Award presented annually to the top senior male and female NCAA Division I Player of the Year.
The award was launched during the 2001-02 season in response to the recent trend of college basketball players leaving school early to turn professional. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was developed to honor seniors for completing their collegiate athletic eligibility.
The inaugural award winners were
In early February, a national media committee that covers Division I college basketball will select 10 finalists from the list of candidates. The names of these finalists will appear on the official ballot during the national voting process in March. The selection of the men's and women's award winner will be based on the cumulative ballots of the national media committee, college basketball coaches and nationwide fan balloting.
The female winner will be announced during the NCAA Women's
Final Four in