Hofstra senior Justin Wright-Foreman has been named a finalist for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award.
Wright-Foreman, a rhetorical studies major and linguistics minor who had a 3.25 grade point average in the fall semester, has earned 11 different weekly awards this season already, including six Colonial Athletic Association honors and national honors from the USWBA and CollegeInsider. He is third nationally in scoring with 25.5 points per game, while also averaging 4.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per outing. Wright-Foreman has led Hofstra to a 19-4 overall mark and a 9-1 CAA record and the overall mark is tied for the program’s best-ever through 23 games at the NCAA Division I level (since 1966-67). He was named to the CAA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in both 2016-17 and 2017-18.
For the past two years, Wright-Foreman has had the opportunity to work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island organization with his teammates by hosting basketball clinics on campus. During those clinics he has worked with both the mentors and mentees to teach the group various basketball drills and techniques. In addition to volunteering on campus for basketball clinics, he has done the same at local schools California Avenue Elementary (Uniondale, New York) and St. Joseph’s School (Garden City, New York). Wright-Foreman has volunteered and played basketball with the Nassau Kings Wheelchair Basketball team.
During his time at Hofstra, Wright-Foreman has participated in the Colonial Athletic Association Food Drive challenge through which he and his teammates collected canned foods and donated all the non-perishables to Island Harvest. Wright-Foreman has been involved in the annual Yards for Yeardley event held in the spring semester to help bring awareness to the One Love Foundation’s mission, which is educating individuals on relationship abuse and understanding the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships.
Twenty NCAA® men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists today for the 2018-19 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate basketball. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of finalists follows this release.
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 men’s candidates and 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 recipients will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®.
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