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Louis Named to Senior CLASS Award Top 30

Judy Willson
Judy Willson
Communications Associate

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



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




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