Frank Mason III (Kansas) and Nina Davis (Baylor) are named finalists for the Senior CLASS Award. The honor is given to a men’s and women’s basketball student-athlete who excels both on and off the court.
Mason and Davis are two of 20 finalists for the prestigious honor, chosen by national media. To be considered, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in the following four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Mason, who hails from Petersburg, Va., owns top marks in the conference averaging 20.7 points per game and a .533 3-point field goal percentage. In addition to his on-court success, Mason was involved with many community service programs including breast cancer awareness benefits through Jayhawk initiatives.
Two-time All-American and 2015 Big 12 Player of the Year Davis ranks fifth in the Big 12 in field goal percentage (.534) while adding 11.8 points per game. The forward out of Memphis, Tenn. gives back to the community each year by reading at elementary schools, visiting patients in the hospital and more.
Both student-athletes also served as United States representatives in the 2015 World University Games in Gwanju, South Korea, where they won gold.
The men’s and women’s Senior CLASS Award recipients will be named during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four and NCAA Women’s Final Four. A combination of fan, media and coaches votes will determine the two honorees. Fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website, www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/.