Collegiate softball candidates announced for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award
March 05, 2015Download in PDF format
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 5, 2015) – Thirty of the top NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball.
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 later in the 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 Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2015 Women’s College World Series.
Softball 2015 Candidates
|Callie Alford||3rd Base/Catcher||Georgia State University|
|Farish Beard||Pitcher||University of South Alabama|
|Sara Borders||IF||Jacksonville State University|
|Erin Burner||C/SS||St. John's|
|Allison Cukrov||P||Stony Brook University|
|Sara Driesenga||P||University of Michigan|
|Amber Freeman||C||Arizona State University|
|Lindsay Friedman||CF||Saint Louis University|
|Griffin Joiner||Catcher||University of Kentucky|
|Sammy Marshall||SS||Western Illinois|
|Krista Menke||P||North Dakota State University|
|Hayley Miles||CF||San Diego State|
|Sarah Onorato||C||Yale University|
|Shelby Pendley||Infield/Pitcher||University of Oklahoma|
|Kaitlyn Richardson||Utility||University of Minnesota|
|Kaitlyn Thumann||Right Field||Baylor|
|Lacey Waldrop||Pitcher||Florida State University|
|Emily Weiman||P||NC State University|