Lumberjacks senior point guard Cameron Jones has been nominated for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, making him one of just 10 male college finalists being considered for this national honor.
Jones, with a major in history and minor in anthropology, has maintained a 3.2 GPA and is a three-time member of the Big Sky All-Academic team. Jones also is a three-time recipient of the Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award and was chosen to the 2009-10 National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award honors one male and one female NCAA Division 1 senior athlete who best exemplfy excellence in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition.
“It is a pretty prestigious award,” Jones said. “It is an all-around effort award.It takes a lot to be part of it and I feel I worked hard to be able to get the honor.”
Online voting will help determine one-third of the total points needed for nominees to win, with the remaining two-thirds determined by NCAA Division I coaches and national media. Results will be announced at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Houston in March.
The Lowe’s Senior CLASS award was created in 2001 by sportscaster Dick Enberg as an attempt to reduce the increasing trend of men’s basketball players dropping out of college early to play for the NBA. Jones, who declared for the NBA Draft last spring before deciding to return for his senior year, will earn his degree this May.