Collegiate softball candidates announced for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award

February 19, 2016

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (Feb. 19, 2016) – Thirty of the top NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2016 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 2016 Women’s College World Series®.

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Softball 2016 Candidates

Name Position School
Caitlin Attfield Shortstop UAB
Allie Bauch Second Base University of Illinois
Allexis Bennett Outfield UCLA
Kayla Bonstrom Infield Stanford
Elena Bowman Catcher Manhattan College
Aly Cappaert Utility Iowa State University
Miranda Castiglione Infield Youngstown State University
Megan Cooley Outfield Boston College
Morgan Decker Third Base Lehigh
Andrea Filler Shortstop Northwestern
Jailyn Ford Pitcher/Utility James Madison University
Cheyenne Garcia Second Base North Dakota State University
Brittany Gomez Shortstop Iowa State University
Lexi Knief Outfield Penn State University
Erika Leonard First Base/Catcher The Ohio State University
Taylor Lockwood Pitcher Indiana State University
Brianna Lore Pitcher/Designated Player Saint Louis University
Haylie McCleney Outfield University of Alabama
Kasey McCravey Third Base Army West Point
Emily Messer Infield University of South Alabama
Erin Miller Outfield University of Oklahoma
Kelsey Nunley Pitcher University of Kentucky
Alaynie Page Outfield South Carolina
Regan Romshek Pitcher/Utility Illinois State University
Lindsey Schmeiser Shortstop University of Maryland
Heather Stearns Pitcher Baylor University
Lindsey Stephens Outfield The University of Texas at Austin
Kiki Stokes Outfield Nebraska
Kelsey Susalla Outfield University of Michigan
Jordan Whitley Infielder Rutgers University