Kyle Chilton | Posted: 5 Feb 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Childs named a finalist for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award

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Yoeli Childs yelling with the words '2020 Senior CLASS Award Finalist' on the right.
Yoeli Childs shoots the ball over his head under the basket with the right hand.

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – BYU senior forward Yoeli Childs has been named a finalist for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award. 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 award. 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 23. 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 2020 NCAA Men’s Final Four® and NCAA Women’s Final Four®. 

Childs, a two-time All-West Coast Conference First Team honoree, is averaging 21.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game while shooting 61.4 percent from the field and 56.5 percent from 3-point range. The South Jordan, Utah, native is currently No. 8 all-time in scoring and No. 2 in rebounding in BYU history.

Former Cougar great Jimmer Fredette won the Senior CLASS Award in 2010-11.

For more information on each of the finalists, visit

Men's Basketball Finalists
Udoka Azubuike, University of Kansas
Yoeli Childs, BYU
James Foye, Dartmouth College 
Markus Howard, Marquette University
Nathan Knight, William & Mary
Skylar Mays, LSU
Sam Merrill, Utah State
Myles Powell, Seton Hall University
Lamar Stevens, Penn State
Cassius Winston, Michigan State University

Women's Basketball Finalists
Chelsea Brackmann, Bradley
Kaila Charles, University of Maryland
Lauren Cox, Baylor
Bailey Greenberg, Drexel University
Ellie Harmeyer, Belmont
Ruthy Hebard, Oregon
Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
Stella Johnson, Rider University
Peyton Williams, Kansas State University
Brenna Wise, Indiana University

Erik Miner
Phone: (913) 563-5412

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Kansas City-based Premier Sports Management manages the award. 

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