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Dec. 22, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C. – University of South Carolina senior forward Demetress Adams is among 30 NCAA Division I women’s basketball players announced as candidates for the 2008-09 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Candidates are selected based on their overall achievements focusing on the “Four C’s” of classroom, character, community and competition.

A psychology major, Adams has been on the SEC Winter Sports Academic Honor Roll the last two year while also earning a spot on the All-SEC Second Team last season. She finished the season ranked fourth in the league with 8.9 rebounds per game and 19th in scoring at 10.9 points per game, both career highs. With 55 blocked shots, the third-highest season total in school history, and 2.03 steals per game, Adams captured a spot on the SEC All-Defensive team in 2007-08 as well. This season, Adams leads the team with 11.6 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per outing.

In addition to her work in the classroom and on the court, Adams has participated in a variety of community service activities, including the Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party, Richland County Back-to-School Bash, City of Columbia Summer Sports Camps and SEC Canned Food Drives.

The list of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award spans 30 different schools and 18 conferences. A national media committee will select 10 finalists for the award in February 2009. Those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. In addition to voting by Division I head basketball coaches and national media, college basketball fans will also be able to submit ballots by text voting or on-line at The winner receives her trophy during the weekend of the NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award 2008-09 Women’s Candidates
Demetress Adams, F, South Carolina, SEC

Nnenna Akotaobi, Denver, F, Sun Belt
Kristi Cirone, Illinois State, G, Missouri Valley
Dellena Criner, Nevada, G, WAC
Krystal Ellis, Marquette, G, Big East
Robyn Fairbanks, Utah Valley, C, Independent
Megan Frazee, Liberty, G/F, Big South
Jada Frazier, New Orleans, G, Sun Belt
Rachel Galligan, Eastern Illinois, F, Ohio Valley
Amber Guffey, Murray State, G, Ohio Valley
Taylor Hardeman, Oklahoma State, G, Big 12
Brooke Johnson, Western Carolina, C/F, Southern
Kelly Kurmwiede, Bradley, F, Missouri Valley
Shale Lehning, Kansas State, G, Big 12
Kristi Little, Duquesne, G, Atlantic 10
Rashanda McCants, North Carolina, F/G, ACC
Renee Montgomery, Connecticut, G, Big East
Amanda Nisleit, Iowa State, F, Big 12
Courtney Paris, Oklahoma, C, Big 12
Jessica Pike, Oakland, G, The Summit League
Amy Rosenkrantz, Vermont, G, America East
Jami Schaefer, Gonzaga, G, West Coast
Lauren Schober, Bucknell, G/F, Patriot League
Koren Schram, Dartmouth, G, Ivy Group
Takia Starks, Texas A&M, G, Big 12
Kristie Toliver, Maryland, G, ACC
Abby Waner, Duke, G, ACC
Morgan Warburton, Utah, G, Mountain West
Christina Wirth, Vanderbilt, F, SEC
Shavonte Zellous, Pittsburgh, G, Big East