Kansas State senior forward Peyton Williams has put herself in position to win yet another award.
Williams is one of 10 finalists for the 2019-20 Senior CLASS Award. The finalists were announced Wednesday.
To be eligible for the honor, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and boast notable achievements in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. CLASS — an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School — is an award that takes into account a student-athlete’s accomplishments on the court and in the classroom and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to positively influence their communities.
Joining Williams as finalists are: Chelsea Brackmann (Bradley), Kaila Charles (Maryland), Lauren Cox (Baylor), Bailey Greenberg (Drexel), Ellie Harmeyer (Belmont), Ruthy Hebard (Oregon), Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon), Stella Johnson (Rider) and Brenna Wise (Indiana).
Williams is the sixth player in K-State history to be a finalist for the award and the first since Brittany Chambers during the 2012-13 season.
The finalists were chosen by national media from a list of 30 candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner; voting takes place through March 23 on the Senior CLASS Award website, seniorclassaward.com.
Fan votes will be combined with those of media members and Division I head coaches to determine the winner.
The recipient will be announced during the NCAA Women’s Final Four.
Williams leads the Wildcats with 11.8 rebounds per game and ranks second on the team in points per contest at 15.6. She has 11 double-doubles this season.
Williams is only the third player in program history with 1,400-plus points, 850-plus rebounds and 100 or more blocks. Williams ranks among the top Wildcats all-time in numerous statistical categories, including points (1,418; 12th), rebounds (884; fifth), blocks (113; fifth) and double-doubles (32; third).
Williams set the single-game school record for rebounds, hauling down 22 at TCU on Saturday.
Williams is a double major in anthropology and international studies with a minor in political science, holding a 4.0 GPA.