ASU's Troy Nolan named candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Arizona State University senior safety Troy Nolan has been named a candidate for the inaugural Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The award is presented to a NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision senior with notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.
Nolan has 15 tackles (nine solo) and an interception so far in 2008, and he led the Sun Devils in 2007 with six interceptions, the most by an ASU player in a season since Nathan LaDuke also had six in 1989.
Nolan is one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, and he has also been named to Watch Lists for this season's Bednarik Award, Nagurski Trophy, Thorpe Award and Lott Trophy.
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.
The list of 30 candidates will be narrowed down to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will then be place on the official ballot. The ballots will then be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who 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.