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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
ACC has 3 candidates for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Duke kicker Will Snyderwine, Clemson punter Dawson Zimmerman, and Virginia cornerback Chase Minnifield represent the ACC on the list of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. 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 -- classroom, character, community 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.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans.