Feb. 8, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University's Crimson Guard has advanced to the round of 16 among the Naismith Student Section of the Year voting. IU fans can continue to vote for the Crimson Guard by visiting Facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops.
Indiana fans can vote once per day for the Crimson Guard as the top student section in college basketball. The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award is dedicated to celebrating fans that love college hoops and provide support to their college basketball team with devotion and passion.
The Naismith Student Section of the Year Award will be determined through two rounds of public votes, combined with a scoring of finalists by the Naismith Awards Board of Selectors, which will review criteria such as the student section's name and attendance, as well as photos, video, and a write-up submitted by the nominating school. Complete details on the selection process can be found at Facebook.com/ILoveCollegeHoops.
The winning student section gets bragging rights, while the winning school will receive $10,000 to be used in its general scholarship fund.
Last year's basketball season marked the first-ever Naismith Student Section of the Year Award, with the University of Kansas serving as the official winner of the competition.
About The Atlanta Tipoff Club
The Atlanta Tipoff Club, an Atlanta Sports Council property, is committed to promoting the game of basketball and recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of those who make the game so exciting. The Atlanta Tipoff Club, founded during the 1956-57 season, has presented the Naismith Trophy every year since UCLA's Lew Alcindor first won the award in 1969. Old Dominion's Anne Donovan won the inaugural Women's Naismith Trophy in 1983.
The Naismith Award has become the most prestigious award in all of college basketball, recognizing the Men's and Women's College Basketball Player of the Year, Men's and Women's College Basketball Coach of the Year, as well as awards for outstanding achievement in high school basketball, officiating, and contribution to the game.