March 16, 2007
TALLAHASSE, Fla. –
So, you think Florida State’s All-America forward Al Thornton is one of the nation’s top collegiate basketball players? With a click of you mouse you now have the opportunity to express your opinion and help Thornton become the first Seminole basketball player in school history to be a member of the prestigious All-America team.
The Wooden Award Foundation is asking college basketball fans to help them pick the National Player of the Year as well as the Wooden All-America team. Fans can vote for their choice as the best in the game and help Thornton earn the recognition he worked so hard to earn. Every fan vote will be tabulated and counted as one ballot towards the actual final tally in picking the Wooden Award winners.
Thornton is one of 22 finalists on the ballot. The chance to elevate Thornton onto the Wooden Award list is a unique opportunity that should be embraced by all Seminole fans and students of college basketball. Fans will have the option of voting on WoodenAward.com or by text messaging their vote from their cell phones.
Click on the Wooden Award banner on seminoles.com and either vote immediately for Thornton or text his code name (thorntonfsu) to 46786. All fans who submit votes will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a VIP experience for two at the Wooden Award Presentation Gala. The link to the voting page and instructions is http://woodenaward.cstv.com/sponsorship/wood-mobile-voting.html.
The foundation announced last week that for the first time in the 31 year history of the award, college basketball fans can cast their vote for the Wooden Award Player of the Year. In just a week, over 19,000 fans have voiced their opinions through text messaging and online voting at WoodenAward.com.
Go ahead – Al Thornton is only a click away from becoming one of the most decorated players in school history. And only you can make it happen.