Ejim, Christofferson Senior CLASS Award finalists (with voting links)

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March 29, 2014 | 3:32 am

Iowa State basketball players Melvin Ejim and Hallie Christofferson have both been named finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.

There are also two native Iowans on the men's finalist list: Doug McDermott of Creighton and Jordan Dykstra of South Dakota State.

To vote for the men's award, click here. To vote for the women's award, click here

See releases on both from ISU sports information below:

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Ejim A Finalist For Senior CLASS Award

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Melvin Ejim has been named a finalist for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award in college basketball. To be eligible  for the award, a student-athletes must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

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 finalists were chosen by national media from an original list of 30 men’s candidates announced in October.

Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote at seniorCLASSaward.com hrough March 24. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men’s Final Four.

Men’s Basketball Finalists

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Jordan Dykstra, South Dakota State

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Tim Frazier, Penn State

Doug McDermott, Creighton

Shabazz Napier, Connecticut

Russ Smith, Louisville

Patric Young, Florida

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AMES, Iowa – Iowa State senior forward Hallie Christofferson has been named one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS 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.

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 finalists were chosen from the original list of 30 by a media committee. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through March 24. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

Iowa State is the only school to have a finalist in each of the last two seasons, as Chelsea Poppens represented the Cyclones as a finalist last season.

The women’s winner will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

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