Louis Named to Senior CLASS Award Top 30
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – LSU senior Raigyne Louis was recently named a Top 30 candidate for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate women’s basketball. The Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) 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 native of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is the defending SEC Defensive Player of the Year after a solid all-around performance in 2016-17. Louis (neé Moncrief) opened her senior season with a 25-game double-digit scoring streak and has scored 20 or more points in a game 19 times over her Lady Tigers career. An electrical engineering major, she became the only LSU player to record 1,300 points, 600 rebounds, 200 steals and 275 assists in a career earlier in the season.
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 class of 30 candidates will be narrowed to a field of 10 finalists in February. Final ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans who will select the one candidate who best exemplifies the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced and presented during the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
2017-18 Senior CLASS Award Candidates
Ariel Atkins, Texas
Briana Betz-White, Loyola
Lexie Brown, Duke
Tyra Buss, Indiana
Amanda Cahill, Indiana
Emily Clemens, Western Illinois
Kylie Giebelhausen, Southern Illinois
Rebecca Greenwell, Duke
Delaney Hodgins, Eastern Washington
Faith Ihim, Oral Roberts
Kaylee Jensen, Oklahoma State
Jackie Kemph, Saint Louis
Jordan Korinek, Kent State
Grace Lennox, Eastern Illinois
Raigyne Louis, LSU Sally McCabe, Belmont
Brooke McCarty, Texas
Brittany McPhee, Stanford
Sydni Means, Mercer
Kia Nurse, UConn
Michelle Nwokedi, Penn
Vionise Pierre-Louis, Oklahoma
Tianna Tarter, East Tennessee State
Elle Thompson, South Dakota State
Rebekah VanDijk, UT Arlington
Victoria Vivians, Mississippi State
Carlie Wagner, Minnesota
Kristy Wallace, Baylor
Morgan William, Mississippi State
Gabby Williams, UConn