San Diego State's student section, "The Show," has been nominated for the 2012 Naismith Student Section of the Year award sponsored by the Collegiate Licensing Co. (CLC). SDSU is among five schools up for the honor in the state of California along with the University of California Berkeley Bears, California State University Fresno Bulldogs, UC Davis Aggies and UC Los Angeles Bruins.
I Love College Hoops
The event is part of "I Love College Hoops," a nationwide effort to celebrate 100 years of college basketball. Open only to Division I basketball programs, the Naismith Student Section of the Year award winner will receive a $5,000 contribution to the school's athletic department.
How to vote
Several rounds of voting will determine the student section of the year. Round one will include a public vote on the "I Love College Hoops" Facebook page until Feb. 12. The top 16 colleges in the public vote will enter a second round of competition with another public vote on Facebook from Feb. 13-24.
The top eight recipients will then be forwarded to the Naismith Awards Board of Selectors for the final vote, which is based on student section attire, average attendance for the student section compared to overall seating capacity, video and photo submissions of the student section and other criteria. The winning student section will be announced in March.
Top 5 in the nation
A few weeks ago The Show was selected by ESPN College Basketball writers as the third best student section in the nation, behind Duke University's "Cameron Crazies" and University of Pittsburgh's "Oakland Zoo."