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Kovatch Named as Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

February 8, 2019 Tags: Athletics , Business and Communications

Vote for Jess KovatchSaint Francis senior guard Jess Kovatch has been named as a finalist for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award.

The award honors a student-athlete who must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. Kovatch, a senior Marketing major in the Shields School of Business, is one of ten NCAA women's basketball student-athletes and the only mid-major player selected as a finalist today. The complete list of finalists follows this release.

An NEC First Team All-Conference selection, Kovatch has averaged 22.2 ppg over 118 career games. She is the all-time leading scorer in NEC men’s or women’s basketball history with 2,622 career points and owns the overall NEC three-point career record at 431 and counting.

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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 women’s candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through March 25. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

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