Kentucky senior Troy Squires is the winner of the prestigious 2018 Senior CLASS Award , it was announced on Friday. The award honors seniors who excel both on and off the field of play. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an 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. ( UK Athletics)
Squires is the first ever UK student to receive this honor.
“It’s an honor to receive the Senior CLASS Award…I was fortunate enough to wear the letter of my home state across my chest during my college career, and being a kid growing up in Kentucky, that’s all you ever really want. I’m so thankful.” – @Tsquires16 ( Twitter)