TCU forward Vladimir Brodziansky has been named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, with the winner to be announced during the NCAA Final Four this spring.
Brodziansky, who holds a 3.46 GPA as he pursues a psychology degree (he’s on track to graduate this May), is one of 30 candidates from across men’s college basketball, and is one of two representatives from the Big 12 - the other being WVU’s Jevon Carter. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be seniors with achievements in four areas: community, classroom, character, and competition. From the Senior Class Award website:
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.
A Preseason All-Big 12 nominee, Vlad is averaging 13.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game this season. He was instrumental in TCU’s win over Baylor in Waco Tuesday night, hitting a pair of three pointers and initiating the offense down the stretch to help the Frogs earn their first win over their rival in more than a decade. Brodziansky was a second team All-Big 12 member a season ago, as well as being named to the All-Defensive team and NIT All-Tournament team.
From TCU’s press release:
Brodziansky is highly regarded on campus and in the community. He has a reputation for being well-liked, friendly and personable. He has volunteered this season at the Ronald McDonald House as well as a homeless shelter in Fort Worth.
The class of 30 will be narrowed to fields of 10 finalists in February, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Congrats to Vladimir!