LSU women's basketball senior, Theresa Plaisance, was nominated for the 2013-2014 Senior CLASS Award, an award that is presented to a senior for outstanding work in the community, as well as the classroom, character and competition today (Nov. 25).
The Senior CLASS Award stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.
Plaisance is from New Orleans, La. and has led the LSU Tigers both on and off the field for the past several years. She is active in several community events, including volunteering at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Hunger Walk. Plaisance also speaks to students in grade school in the Baton Rouge area in her free time.
Plaisance is a candidate for the 2014 National Player of the Year award. So far this year she leads the Tigers in both scoring and rebounds, 13.6 ppg and 7.8 rpg, respectively. Last year Plaisance led the Southeastern Conference in scoring.
The LSU women's basketball team is off to 4-1 start and a top 20 ranking this season.
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2013-2014 Senior CLASS Award:
Gennifer Brandon, Forward, California
Heather Butler, Guard, UT Martin
Alyssa Charlston, Post, Idaho
Hallie Christofferson, Forward, Iowa State
Jerica Coley, Guard, FIU
Allyson DiMagno, Forward, Cornell
Alexis Dobbs, Guard, American
Stefanie Dolson, Center, Connecticut
Jamierra Faulkner, Point Guard, Southern Mississippi
Ataira Franklin, Guard, Virginia
Chelsea Gray, Guard, Duke
Sarah Hansen, Guard, Florida Gulf Coast
Cassie Harberts, Forward, USC
Jordan Hooper, Forward, Nebraska
Natasha Howard, Forward, Florida State
Amanda Hyde, Guard, IPFW
Maggie Lucas, Guard, Penn State
Dequesha McClanahan, Guard, Winthrop
Sarah Nelson, Forward, Creighton
Eilise O’Connor, Point Guard, UMKC
Chiney Ogwumike, Forward, Stanford
Haley Peters, Forward, Duke
Theresa Plaisance, Forward, LSU
Michelle Plouffe, Forward, Utah
Odyssey Sims, Guard, Baylor
Alex Smith, Guard, Holy Cross
Kacie Sowell, Forward, Seattle
DeNesha Stallworth, Forward, Kentucky
Rachel Tecca, Forward, Akron
Alli Williams, Forward, Saint Francis