The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
AMES, Iowa – All of Georges Niang’s previous honors have been for his accomplishment’s on the court, but his latest accolade recognizes his accomplishments in the classroom and the community, along with his impressive résumé as a basketball player.
Niang has been named a Senior CLASS Award All-America Second-Team honoree, joining his former teammate Melvin Ejim as the only Cyclone men’s basketball players to receive the honor. Ejim was a first-team selection in 2014.
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 platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
To be eligible, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, community, character and competition.
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Ryan Arcidiacono, Villanova
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Justin Sears, Yale
Georges Niang, Iowa State
Perry Ellis, Kansas
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Fred VanVleet, Wichita State
Kyle Wiltjer, Gonzaga