Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Announces 2010 for NCAA® Division I Softball
February 09, 2010Download in PDF format
(Overland Park, KS) – Thirty NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as candidates today for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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 – classroom, character, community and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School™, the Lowe’s 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.
This year’s candidate class includes 10 student-athletes on teams ranked in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) preseason top 25 poll and 10 players who finished the 2009 season as Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Americans. Five candidates were on the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America team in 2009. Nineteen of the candidates carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award™ winner at the NCAA Women’s College World Series® in June.
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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.
“These young women are committed to their studies and to their teams’ success on the diamond,” said Tom Lamb, Lowe’s senior vice president of marketing. “They also have consistently contributed to important service projects in their communities, making their collegiate experiences that much richer.”
This marks the fourth year for the softball division of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. University of Florida pitcher Stacey Nelson received the award for the 2009 season and Virginia Tech pitcher Angela Tincher took home the 2008 honor. In 2007, University of Arizona outfielder Caitlin Lowe won the inaugural softball award.
Softball 2010 Candidates
|Becky Anderson||Pitcher||George Mason University|
|Blair Bodenmiller||Shortstop||Florida Atlantic University|
|Chelsea Bramlett||Catcher||Mississippi State University|
|Mandy Correale||Third Base||College of the Holy Cross|
|Michele DePasquale||First Base||Hofstra University|
|Lauren Delaney||Pitcher||Northwestern University|
|Francesca Enea||Outfield||University of Florida|
|Christa Fullwood||First Base||Gardner-Webb University|
|Ashley Griffith||Outfield||Pennsylvania State University|
|Alissa Haber||Outfield||Stanford University|
|Becca Heteniak||Pitcher / Designated Player||DePaul University|
|Liane Horiuchi||Shortstop||Purdue University|
|Tiffany Huff||Catcher/First Base||University of Tennessee|
|Nina Iduate||Infield||Georgia Southern University|
|Alyson Intihar||Infield||Cornell University|
|Molly Johnson||Shortstop||University of Kentucky|
|Megan Langenfeld||Pitcher/First Base||UCLA|
|Alyson McWherter||Outfield||University of Washington|
|Molly Meyer||Outfield||University of Dayton|
|Elizabeth Milian||Pitcher||Ball State University|
|Janay Mitchell||Outfield||Bradley University|
|Charlotte Morgan||Designated Player/Pitcher/First Base||University of Alabama|
|Nikki Nemitz||Pitcher||University of Michigan|
|Tara Oltman||Pitcher||Creighton University|
|Nicole Pauly||Second Base||Northwestern University|
|Kellie Sirus||First Base/Third Base||Lipscomb University|
|Brittany Stanley||Pitcher / Designated Player||Campbell University|
|Stacie Townsend||Pitcher/Utility||University of Texas at El Paso|
|Erin Tresselt||Pitcher||University of Texas|