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COLUMBUS, Ohio – David Lighty was named to the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award All-America First Team, announced Friday in Houston by Lowe’s, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, during open practices for the Men’s Final Four. Lighty is joined on the first team by Devon Beitzel (Guard, Northern Colorado), Jimmer Fredette (Guard, BYU), E’Twaun Moore (Guard, Purdue) and Tyrel Reed (Guard, Kansas).

Fredette, the Associated Press National Player of the Year, earned the 2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in NCAA Division I men’s basketball following a nationwide vote of Division I head coaches, national media and fans. 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 Lowe’s 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.

2010-11 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award 
Jimmer Fredette, Guard, BYU

All-America First Team
Devon Beitzel, Guard, Northern Colorado
Jimmer Fredette, Guard, BYU
David Lighty, Guard, Ohio State
E’Twaun Moore, Guard, Purdue
Tyrel Reed, Guard, Kansas

All-America Second Team
Dodie Dunson, Guard, Bradley
Matt Howard, Forward, Butler
Cameron Jones, Guard, Northern Arizona
Jon Leuer, Forward, Wisconsin
Kyle Singler, Forward, Duke