LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Iowa senior Peter Jok is one of 30 NCAA men’s basketball student-athletes selected as candidates today for the 2016-17 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate basketball. 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.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, 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.
Jok leads the Big Ten in scoring (22.1 ppg) and free throw accuracy (.920). He ranks 22nd in career scoring at Iowa with 1,204 points. Jok and his teammates have assisted each spring in the “Iowa Day of Caring” and is on pace to graduate this spring.
The list will be narrowed to 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 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 2017 NCAA Men’s Final Four this spring. For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.