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Mercer's Sydni Means a candidate for national award

Mercer senior guard Sydni Means is one of 60 candidates for the NCAA's Senior CLASS Award. (Mercer Athletics)

MACON, Ga. -- Mercer senior guard Sydni Means was named one of 60 candidates for the NCAA's Senior CLASS Award. There are 30 men and 30 women basketball players up for the award, all seniors at their respective schools.

The award's acronym stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The 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 list of 60 candidates will be narrowed down to 20 in February with 10 men and 10 women on the final ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four® this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

Means is averaging 8.9 points per game and ranks third nationally in total assists (129), fifth in assists per game (8.1) and second in assist to turnover ratio (4.03).


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