Baseball candidates announced for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award

March 14, 2016

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 14, 2016) – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as candidates 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 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 2016 College World Series® in June.

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Baseball 2016 Candidates

Name Position School
Patrick Andrews Pitcher Clemson University
Conor Costello Outfield/DH/Pitcher Oklahoma State
Mike Escanilla Second Base Maryland Eastern Shore
Tim Faix Pitcher Kent State University
Michael Fuhrman Infield Niagara University
Kyle Funkhouser Pitcher Louisville
Jason Goldstein Catcher Illinois
Richard Greene Catcher Samford University
Sean Gustin Pitcher College of the Holy Cross
Thomas Hackimer Pitcher St. John's
Jacob Hendren Pitcher Illinois State
Taylor Jones Infield Gonzaga University
Greg Kaiser Shortstop IPFW
Jonathan King Pitcher Georgia Tech
Matt Outman Pitcher Norfolk State
Matt Parrish First Base/Catcher Campbell University
Paschal Petrongolo DH/First Base Jacksonville State University
Joey Ravert Pitcher/First Base/DH La Salle
Steven Reveles Shortstop Nebraska
Joey Roach Catcher Georgia State University
Duncan Robinson Pitcher Dartmouth College
Joseph Runco Infield Fordham
Tyler Selesky Infield FGCU
Deion Tansel Shortstop Toledo
Ryan Tinkham First Base Wichita State University
Stefan Trosclair Infield Louisiana
Justin Wall Outfield Dallas Baptist University
Woody Wallace Catcher University of Cincinnati
Thomas Woodrey Pitcher University of Miami
RJ Ybarra Catcher/DH Arizona State University