FROM CBD NEWS SOURCE
OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 20, 2011) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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. The list of finalists follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s 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.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through June 5. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner at the NCAA College World Series® in Omaha.
For more information on all the candidates, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Baseball Finalists
Name, Position, School
Chris Dennis, Pitcher, Portland
Brandon Eckerle, Centerfield, Michigan State
Clint Ewing, Catcher, Louisiana Tech
Cole Green, Pitcher, Texas
Frazier Hall, First Base/DH, Southern U.
Paul Hoilman, First Base, East Tennessee State
Cole Johnson, Pitcher, Notre Dame
Chris Slater, Outfield, Baylor
Cory Tilton, Outfield, UNC Charlotte
Tyler Wilson, Pitcher, Virginia