White Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Overland Park, Kan. – LSU senior Tre'Davious White has been selected as one of 30 candidates currently at NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision institutions in contention for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award the organization announced today.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
White, a Shreveport, Louisiana, native majoring in sport administration has been a lock in the LSU defense since his career began in 2013, starting 40 of 42 games since that season. White has five interceptions and three punt return touchdowns in his career, as he earned SEC Co-Special Teams Player of the Week for moving into a tie for second place in the category, while becoming the first non-offensive player to score touchdowns in the first two games of the season in LSU history.
For the last two seasons, White has also donned the iconic No. 18 jersey which is given to an LSU player before the start of the season that exemplifies success both on and off the field. White is only the third player since the tradition started in 2003 to wear it multiple seasons, as he has been named All-SEC, All-SEC Freshman Team and to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
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.
To determine the final Senior CLASS Award winner, the 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. Along with the winner, the 10 finalists will be awarded Senior CLASS Award first- or second-team honors.
LSU returns to action on Saturday night, hosting the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at 6:30 p.m. inside Tiger Stadium. The game will be televised live on the SEC Network.