Carman-Ainsworth grad Jon Lee a finalist for NCAA Senior CLASS Award

November 19, 2012 in Division I

By Patrick Hayes

Jon Lee, a former standout at Carman-Ainsworth who is now a senior guard at Northeastern in Boston, is a finalist for the prestigious NCAA Senior CLASS Award. Here’s a description of the 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.

The 2012-13 candidate classes include seven men’s players and seven women’s players who were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as 2012 Capital One Academic All-Americans. Five men and 10 women were Associated Press All-Americans. Twenty men’s candidates and 18 women’s candidates have cumulative grade point averages above 3.0. The men’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Final Four® in Atlanta April 6 and 8, while the women’s winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four® in New Orleans April 7 and 9.

The candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 men’s and 10 women’s finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot.

Lee, who is expected to miss up to six weeks of the season with a foot injury, averaged 14.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season.

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