OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists today for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball. 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 complete list of finalists follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the 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.
Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in March. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 7. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 College World Series® in June. For more information on all of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
|Thomas Hackimer||Pitcher||St. John's|
|Taylor Jones||Infield||Gonzaga University|
|Matt Outman||Pitcher||Norfolk State|
|Matt Parrish||First Base/Catcher||Campbell University|
|Paschal Petrongolo||DH/First Base||Jacksonville State University|
|Joey Roach||Catcher||Georgia State University|
|Thomas Woodrey||Pitcher||University of Miami|