Oct. 31, 2013
WACO, Texas -
Baylor's Odyssey Sims has been selected as one of 30 candidates nationally for the Senior CLASS Award for women's basketball.
The Senior CLASS Award announced its list of candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 30. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must display notable achievements in community, classroom, character and competition. The 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.
Sims, a 5-8 senior point guard from Irving, Texas, is a two-time consensus All-American, a three-time first-team All-Big 12 selection and is the Big 12 Conference's 2013-14 Preseason Player of the Year. In addition, she was a finalist for the Wooden Award, Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy and USBWA Player of the Year honors last season. Sims averaged 12.9 points, 5.8 assists, 2.8 steals and 2.5 rebounds a contest as a junior.
The list of 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 by a national media committee for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in November. The 10 finalists will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.
For a complete list of candidates, please visit:Senior Class Award