Senior forward Moses Kingsley has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award, an honor given annually to a men’s basketball student-athlete who excels both on and off the court.
To be eligible for the award, the 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.
As one of two representatives from the Southeastern Conference, Kingsley has turned into a true leader in the Fayetteville community, helping organize fundraising events and giving his time to the local Boys & Girls Club. He was named to the 2015 SEC Community Service Team and continues to volunteer at organizations throughout the community to make a difference in the lives of those around him.
A two-year captain for the Razorbacks, Kingsley was the lone SEC male representative at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum and attended the SEC Basketball Leadership Council. He is a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and a three-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Kingsley is scheduled to graduate this spring with a degree in recreation and sport management.
The Abuja, Nigeria, native is averaging 11.1 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and is T-9th in the country with 3.0 blocks per game. As the SEC Preseason Player of the Year, Kingsley is currently the league’s active leader in double-doubles with 20 and he is T-4th in the nation with nine games of 3-plus blocks.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School (r), 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 30 candidates will be narrowed to a field of 10 finalists in February, and those 10 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 student-athlete who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four(r) this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit www.seniorclassaward.com
Kingsley and the Razorbacks will look to capture their fourth consecutive SEC road win Saturday, traveling to Lexington to take on No. 6 Kentucky at 7:30 p.m. CT on SEC Network.