NCAA® Division I baseball candidates announced for 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
February 23, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2012 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 – 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 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.
The 2012 candidate class includes six CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans from last season and 10 student-athletes with cumulative grade point averages of 3.5 or higher. Three candidates were National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association first-team All-Americans in 2011, eight candidates are on teams ranked in the USA Today/ESPN preseason top 25 coaches pool, and three participated in last year’s NCAA College World Series®.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA College World Series, which will be held June 15-26 in Omaha.
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, Division I head coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Baseball 2012 Candidates
|Robbie Buller||Pitcher||Houston Baptist|
|Pat Cantwell||Catcher||Stony Brook|
|Scott Coffman||Pitcher||New Mexico State|
|Bo Cuthbertson||Shortstop||Southern Utah|
|Taylor Dugas||Center Field||Alabama|
|Jake Hibberd||First Base||Wright State|
|Todd Hornsby||Pitcher||Jacksonville State|
|Mike Le Bel||Infield||Rhode Island|
|David Lyon||Catcher||Kent State|
|Thomas McCarthy||Third Base||Kentucky|
|Charlie McCready||Pitcher||Charleston Southern|
|Trenton Moses||Third Base||Southeast Missouri State|
|Peter O’Brien||Catcher||Miami (Fla.)|
|Nick Orvin||Outfield||The Citadel|
|Phil Pohl||Catcher/First Base/Outfield||Clemson|
|James Ramsey||Outfield||Florida State|
|Michael Roth||Pitcher/First Base||South Carolina|
|Cam Schiller||Second Base||Oral Roberts|
|Ronnie Shaeffer||Catcher||UC Irvine|
|Tyler Sibley||Second Base||Texas State|
|Ross Stripling||Pitcher||Texas A&M|
|Troy White||Third Base||Northern Illinois|