Armstrong is one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS award.
Nov. 3, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Anne Marie Armstrong, a 6-3, forward/guard from Norcross, Ga., has been named as one of 30 candidates for the 2012-13 Senior CLASS Award in women's college basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.
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.
Armstrong was named first-team All-SEC by league coaches last season after leading the Lady Bulldogs in total points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals in conference games. In SEC games only, Armstrong ranked among the league's top-10 individuals in nine of 13 statistical categories kept.
Off the court, Armstrong is a two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and has taken part in various community service projects, including the Lady Bulldogs' Annual Holiday Bicycle Build for Worthy Children and speaking and reading to local elementary schools. She is majoring in Sport Management.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 men’s finalist and one women’s finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Lady Bulldogs have had two finalists in the award's 11-year history. Ashley Houts was a first-team Senior CLASS All-American in 2010 and Tasha Humphrey was a second-team selection in 2008.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Georgia has been ranked No. 10 and No. 11 in the preseason editions of the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN polls, respectively. The Lady Bulldogs return four starters and five additional letterwinners from last year's team that finished 22-9 and ranked No. 20 in the nation. Five freshmen have joined Georgia's roster this fall.
Andy Landers enters his 34th season in Athens within reach of two major milestones this season. Landers is five victories away from his 800th win at UGA and 23 "Ws" away from his 900th overall coaching victory.
Georgia will open its 2012-13 season a week from Sunday when the Lady Bulldogs host Rutgers at Stegeman Coliseum at 2 p.m. ET. That matchup will feature two of the three winningest active coaches in Division I women's basketball. Landers and C. Vivian Stringer currently rank No. 3 and No. 1 in career wins among active coaches.
Season tickets for Georgia's 16-game home slate are just $40. Single-game reserved seat tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children. Both season and single-game tickets are available via georgiadogs.com, by calling the UGA Ticket Office at 877-542-1621 or at the Butts-Mehre Ticket Office from 8:30-4:30 on weekdays. In addition, tickets go on sale at Stegeman Coliseum box office (closest to Sanford Drive) beginning 60 minutes before tip-off of all home games.
UGA students, faculty and staff are admitted to all Lady Bulldog games free of charge with a valid UGA Card. Faculty and staff should pick up tickets at the Coliseum box office. Students are admitted to the arena via the entrance to the left of the box office by showing their UGA Card.
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