Four of the 10 finalists announced today for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award represent the ACC: Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling, Georgia Tech offensive lineman Sean Bedford, Boston College offensive lineman Anthony Castonzo, and Florida State quarterback Christian Ponder.
To be eligible for the award, the players must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence -- classroom, character, community and competition.
A committee of media chose the finalists from the list of 30 candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website through December 6. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.