Belmont's Hedgepeth headed for Final Four as award finalist

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:56pm
Staff reports

Belmont senior Mick Hedgepeth is one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award.

Hedgepeth heads to New Orleans on Thursday for the Final Four to join the other finalists to participate in several activities, including a community service project.

He is the second Belmont player in the last four years to be named a finalist. Andy Wicke went to the Final Four in 2009 in Detroit.

Hedgepeth was voted as a finalist by Division I head coaches, national media and fans. The award is given annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete. 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.

A 6-foot-9 center from Crossville, Ala., Hedgepeth averaged 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds as the Bruins reached the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in seven years.

He will be joined by Ashton Gibbs of Pittsburgh, Draymond Green of Michigan State, Robbie Hummel of Purdue, Quinn McDowell of William & Mary, Ronald Nored of Butler, Zack Novak of Michigan, Zack Rosen of Pennsylvania, Tyler Zeller of North Carolina and William Buford of Ohio State.