NCAA® Division I baseball finalists announced for 2012 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

April 25, 2012


OVERLAND PARK, KS – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists 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 finalists 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website through June 11. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I men’s head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

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.

Baseball 2012 Finalists

Name Position School
Todd Hornsby Pitcher Jacksonville State
David Lyon Catcher Kent State
Thomas McCarthy Third Base Kentucky
Austin Nola Shortstop LSU
Phil Pohl Catcher/First Base/Outfield Clemson
Zach Price Infield Army
James Ramsey Outfield Florida State
Michael Roth Pitcher/First Base South Carolina
Ross Stripling Pitcher Texas A&M
Preston Tucker Infield/Outfield Florida