OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – LSU senior forward Theresa Plaisance is one of 30 student-athletes in women’s basketball up for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes outstanding work in community, classroom, character and competition.
Plaisance, a New Orleans native, has been a leader for the Lady Tigers both on and off the court. She is actively involved in LSU’s community service efforts including the Hunger Walk, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and speaking to grade school kids.
On the court, Plaisance is a 2014 National Player of the Year candidate who currently leads the Lady Tigers in scoring (13.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 rpg). She has helped lead LSU to a Top-15 national ranking and a 4-1 start to the season.
Plaisance was the Southeastern Conference scoring champion a year ago. For her career, she has produced 40 double-figure scoring games, 10 double-figure rebound games and nine double-doubles. She ranks fourth in LSU history with 104 blocks, while racking up 841 points and 407 rebounds.
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 award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women’s Final Four weekend.
2013-14 Senior CLASS Award Candidates
Name, Position, School
Gennifer Brandon, Forward, California
Heather Butler, Guard, UT Martin
Alyssa Charlston, Post, Idaho
Hallie Christofferson, Forward, Iowa State
Jerica Coley, Guard, FIU
Allyson DiMagno, Forward, Cornell
Alexis Dobbs, Guard, American
Stefanie Dolson, Center, Connecticut
Jamierra Faulkner, Point Guard, Southern Mississippi
Ataira Franklin, Guard, Virginia
Chelsea Gray, Guard, Duke
Sarah Hansen, Guard, Florida Gulf Coast
Cassie Harberts, Forward, USC
Jordan Hooper, Forward, Nebraska
Natasha Howard, Forward, Florida State
Amanda Hyde, Guard, IPFW
Maggie Lucas, Guard, Penn State
Dequesha McClanahan, Guard, Winthrop
Sarah Nelson, Forward, Creighton
Eilise O’Connor, Point Guard, UMKC
Chiney Ogwumike, Forward, Stanford
Haley Peters, Forward, Duke
Theresa Plaisance, Forward, LSU
Michelle Plouffe, Forward, Utah
Odyssey Sims, Guard, Baylor
Alex Smith, Guard, Holy Cross
Kacie Sowell, Forward, Seattle
DeNesha Stallworth, Forward, Kentucky
Rachel Tecca, Forward, Akron
Alli Williams, Forward, Saint Francis