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UNI's Koch vying for Senior CLASS Award


Overland Park, KS (KWWL) -- As the UNI Panthers continue to make a run for the NCAA Tournament, one of their seniors is vying for an award recognizing his accomplishments on and off the court.

Senior Forward Adam Koch is a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award which is given to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I Student-Athlete of the Year in nine different sports.

CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

The award celebrates seniors that honor their four-year commitment to their university and recognizes them for their achievements on and off the court while staying in school.

Koch, a senior from Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin, is averaging 12.6 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per game. 

In the classroom, Koch has a 3.34 grade point average while studying biology/biomedical and is a Missouri Valley Conference first-team Scholar-Athlete selection.

In the community, Koch speaks at elementary schools and works with kids during Panther Pals, a basketball camp for young UNI fans.

He also read to kids during the "Just Read!" program in the Cedar Valley.

In 2008, Koch volunteered his time helping Parkersburg clean-up following the devastating E-F-5 tornado and also helped sandbag in Cedar Falls during the floods.

Drake senior guard Josh young is also a finalist for the award.

Winners are determined by a combination of votes by coaches, the national media and fans.

To vote for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, visit http://www.seniorclassaward.com/season/mens_basketball_2009/.

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