Massaquoi Named Lowe's CLASS Award Candidate

Massaquoi Named Lowe's CLASS Award Candidate

ATHENS - Georgia senior receiver Mohamed Massaquoi is one of 30 NCAA Division I football student-athletes to be named a candidate for the inaugural Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Monday.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages those leaders to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact on their circle of influence. This prestigious awards program was launched during the 2001-02 basketball season, added six additional sports in 2007, and has now expanded this year to include NCAA football. 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: classroom, character, community and competition.

These 30 student-athletes will be narrowed down to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot. The ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches, and fans who will select the candidate that best exemplifies excellence in the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition.

The overall winner of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for football will be announced during a 2008-09 post-season college football event.

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 that a senior season can bring. For more information, visit www.seniorclassaward.com.

Massaquoi has 18 catches for 228 yards and two touchdowns through five games in 2008.

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