Brenna Wise named to Senior Class Award First Team

Indiana senior forward Brenna Wise was selected to the Senior CLASS Award First Team.

The award, chosen by a nationwide vote of Division I women’s basketball coaches, national basketball media and fans, is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I women’s basketball. Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu won the overall Senior CLASS Award.

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. 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: classroom, community, character and competition.

The Pittsburgh, Pa. native is a two-year team captain and started every game for Indiana in her career. In her final season in Cream and Crimson, Wise averaged 7.9 points and a team-high 5.9 rebounds per game. In her career, Wise scored 1,421 career points and 849 rebounds and was a 2018-19 All-Big Ten second team selection. A double major in marketing and professional sales in IU’s Kelley School of Business, Wise excels in the classroom with a 3.89 GPA and has been named an Academic All-Big Ten selection and a 2019 CoSIDA Academic All District. She will graduate in May 2020.

She is an executive member of IU Student Athletic Advisory Committee (SAAC). She has volunteered her time with countless organizations including Hoosiers Helping Hoosiers, Emerging Leaders, Hoosier HEROES, Hoosier Readers, IU Best Buddies, Camp Riley, Hoosier Outrun Cancer, Candy Stripe Crew event for disabled and handicapped adult and children, Slam Dunk for Literacy, Habitat for Humanity.

2019-20 Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-Americans

Lauren Cox, Baylor University

Ellie Harmeyer, Belmont University

Sabrina Ionescu, University of Oregon* (winner)

Mikayla Pivec, Oregon State University 

Brenna Wise, Indiana University

2019-20 Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-Americans

Chelsea Brackmann, Bradley University

Kaila Charles, University of Maryland

Bailey Greenberg, Drexel University

Ruthy Hebard, University of Oregon

Stella Johnson, Rider University

Peyton Williams, Kansas State University

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