Baseball Candidates Announced for 2018 Senior CLASS Award

March 21, 2018

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 21, 2018) – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2018 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 candidates 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.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2018 College World Series® in June.

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Baseball 2018 Candidates

Name Position School
Taylor Allum Infield/Outfield Kennesaw State University
Jack Anderson Outfielder Oregon State
Stephen Born Outfield United States Naval Academy
Kaylor Chafin Pitcher Texas A&M
Micah Coffey Infield University of Minnesota
Grant DeVore Infield Lamar University
Justin Garcia Pitcher University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Will Golsan Outfielder Ole Miss
Ryan Hall Outfiield William & Mary
Tristan Helms Relief pitcher Appalachian State
Connor Hollis Infield - Second Base University of Houston
Nick Horvath Outfield/Pitcher Florida
Jake Johnson Outfielder University of Notre Dame
Kel Johnson Outfield/First Base Georgia Tech
Kyle Kasser Second Base Oregon
Seth Kinker Pitcher The Ohio State University
Phil Madonna Catcher Siena College
Dylan Moore Pitcher Louisiana
Mark Osis Outfield George Washington
Jordan Powell Centerfield University of Rhode Island
Connor Powers Outfield University at Albany
Chad Roberts Infielder Northern Kentucky University
Scott Schreiber Outfield Nebraska
Cason Sherrod Pitcher Texas A&M
Dustin Shirley Outfield Dartmouth College
Jamey Smart OF Loyola Marymount University
Troy Squires Catcher / First Base Kentucky
John Valente Utility St. John's
Trey Vickers SS Wichita State
Brooks Wilson Pitcher/First Base Stetson University