Baseball finalists announced for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award®

April 24, 2013


OVERLAND PARK, KS – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2013 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.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website or on the Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through June 10. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA College World Series® in Omaha June 15-26.

Baseball 2013 Finalists

Name Position School
Mark Appel Pitcher Stanford
Shane Basen Third Base/Shortstop Charlotte
Chase Brookshire Pitcher Belmont
Boomer Collins Outfield Dallas Baptist
LB Dantzler Infield South Carolina
Carlos Lopez First Base Cal State Fullerton
Alex Mendez Outfield South Florida
Raph Rhymes Outfield Louisiana State
Chris Rowley Pitcher Army
Brandon Thomas Outfield Georgia Tech