Wendell Selected as Senior CLASS Award Finalist

first_imgAn 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. Wendell is one of twenty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court and were selected as finalists for the prestigious award. 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: community, classroom, character and competition. The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in January. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 20. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipients will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®. Wendell is having an outstanding senior season helping lead Drake to a 20-4 overall record and 13-0 start in Missouri Valley Conference play. She is averaging 21.7 points per game, which leads the MVC and ranks 11th in the nation. Wendell is showing her versatility on the court as she ranks second in the league in steals at 2.8 and fourth in assists at 3.0 per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the floor, which is the third-best mark in the MVC. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –  Senior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) of the Drake University women’s basketball team has been selected as a finalist for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS award in collegiate basketball.center_img Wendell is an elementary education major who will student teach in the Des Moines area during the 2017 fall semester. She is on track to graduate from Drake in December, 2017. Wendell and her Bulldog teammates have completed more than 1,000 volunteer hours in each of her first three seasons and are on track to accomplish the community service initiative once again in 2016-17. For more information on each of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com. Women’s Basketball FinalistsLindsay Allen, Notre DameNina Davis, BaylorBrionna Jones, MarylandErica McCall, StanfordAdrienne Motley, MiamiKelsey Plum, WashingtonLeticia Romero, Florida StateShatori Walker-Kimbrough, MarylandLizzy Wendell, DrakeSydney Wiese, Oregon State  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Everyone seems enamored with the idea of the Arizo

first_imgEveryone seems enamored with the idea of the Arizona Cardinals landing wide receiver Braylon Edwards to play next to Larry Fitzgerald if it’s for the right price. That last phrase may be what keeps a deal from getting done.It seems that Edwards is valuing his services a little — OK a lot — more than most teams — including the Cardinals — will be willing to pay. As a matter of fact, the Washington Post is reporting he’s demanding Santonio Holmes type money. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkecenter_img Multiple teams are rumored to be in the mix for Edwards including the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings. But so far, no one has landed the mercurial wideout who will likely demand something close to the five-year, $50 million contract former teammate Santonio Holmes got in New York.While Edwards may sound like a bargain on a one or two year deal for four or five million, the idea of the Cards giving him a five-year contract is almost laughable. Especially when said five-year deal would pay him roughly $10 million a season.As they always say, it can’t hurt to ask. Let’s just hope when Edwards does, the Cardinals answer is a resounding no. That, or it’s met with just laughter on the other end of the line. Comments   Share   D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more