Michael Egnew Selected as Candidate for CLASS Award
COLUMBIA - Missouri Tight End Michael Egnew has been selected as a candidate for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.
A 2010 Consensus All-America, Egnew led the nation's tight ends with 90 receptions for 762 yards and five touchdowns. He has been listed to this season's John Mackey and Walter Camp Award watch lists.
The CLASS Award, an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, 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 award program is designed exclusively for NCAA Division I FBS seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season. The remaining 10 will be placed on the official ballot and distributed to media, coaches and fans who will select the winner who best exemplifies excellence in community, classroom, character and competition.
The winner will be announced during the 2011 football bowl season.