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Feb. 23, 2007

KANSAS CITY, Mo.– – Virginia guard J.R. Reynolds (Roanoke, Va./Oak Hill Academy) is one of 10 finalists for the 2007 Lowe’s Senior Class Award. The award is presented annually to an NCAA Division I male and female senior basketball player who excel both on and off the court.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched during the 2001-02 season to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who remain committed to their university and pursue the many rewards that a senior season can bring.

The names of the 10 finalists will be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote during the NCAA Tournament in March. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the male and female recipients. Winners will be announced during the men’s and women’s respective Final Four weekends.

Reynolds is a team co-captain for the second consecutive season. He is averaging 18.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.9 assists a game this season. Reynolds currently ranks third on Virginia’s career three-point field goals made list with 206 and 12th on the Cavaliers’ career scoring list with 1,569 points. He has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week honors once this season and was a third-team All-ACC selection last season.

In addition to Reynolds, the male finalists for the award include Jared Dudley (Boston College), Nick Fazekas (Nevada), Aaron Gray (Pittsburgh), Adam Haluska (Iowa), Jarrius Jackson (Texas Tech), Acie Law IV (Texas A&M), Curtis Sumpter (Villanova), Anthony Tolliver (Creighton) and Alando Tucker (Wisconsin).

J.J. Redick of Duke received the male Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award last year and Seimone Augustus of Louisiana State University received the female award.

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