Softball candidates announced for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award®
February 20, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Thirty NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2014 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 2014 candidate class includes 13 student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Four were named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American team, and nine were members of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team in 2013.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women’s College World Series® in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.
Softball 2014 Candidates
|Elizabeth Arana||Short Stop||Stephen F. Austin|
|Kate Bowen||Pitcher/Second Base||Manhattan|
|Morgan Boyd||Outfield||Norfolk State|
|Hannah Campbell||Pitcher||South Alabama|
|Dallas Escobedo||Pitcher||Arizona State|
|Brittany Gardner||Pitcher||Loyola Chicago|
|Jennifer Gilbert||Outfield||Ball State|
|Meghan Harman||Third Base||Loyola Marymount|
|Katie Keller||Second Base||Louisville|
|Kasey Lange||Third Base||Harvard|
|Aubrey Mable||Short Stop||Bryant|
|Mari Majam||Left Field||Northwestern|
|Sara Nevins||Pitcher||South Florida|
|Alysha Rudnik||Catcher/Third Base||Georgia Tech|
|Kourtney Salvarola||Shortstop||South Florida|
|Jayna Spivey||Second Base||Southern Illinois|
|Bailey Wigness||Outfield||Arizona State|
|Laura Winter||Pitcher/Infield||Notre Dame|