January 25, 2012

Nored Named Finalist For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

Senior co-captain Ronald Nored has been announced as one of ten finalists for the 2011-12 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award aims to recognize senior student-athletes who have shown excellence in four areas—community, classroom, character and competition.

Nored, who ranks third on Butler's all-time list for steals, is one of two current Butler players to have played in both the 2010 and 2011 Final Fours. The Homewood, Ala. native currently stands fifth on Butler's all-time assist chart (407) and is just the fifth player in school history to record 400 career assists.

Nored is an Early/Middle Childhood Education major and is currently student teaching in the Indianapolis area. Alongside student teaching, Nored has been involved in community service both on and off the Butler campus.

Voting for the award begins immediately and ends March 18 with the winner being announced during the 2012 NCAA Men's Final Four® in New Orleans. Fans are encouraged to vote on either the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website or the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page.

It is the second straight year a Bulldog has been named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Last season, senior Matt Howard was chosen as a finalist en route to Butler's national runner-up finish.

Men's Basketball Finalists

William Buford, Ohio State Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh
Draymond Green, Michigan State Mick Hedgepeth, Belmont
Robbie Hummel, Purdue Quin McDowell, William and Mary
Ronald Nored, Butler Zack Novak, Michigan
Zack Rosen, Pennsylvania Tyler Zeller, North Carolina