Softball Finalists Announced for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award

April 13, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 13, 2017) – Ten NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as finalists today for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors 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 Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier this month. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through May 9. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipient for softball will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Women’s College World Series® in Oklahoma City, June 1-7.

Softball 2017 Finalists

Name Position School
Ali Aguilar Infielder University of Washington
Kasey Cooper Infielder Auburn University
Hannah Flippen Second Base Utah
Delanie Gourley Pitcher University of Florida
Sara Groenewegen Pitcher/Utility University of Minnesota
Kylee Hanson Pitcher Florida Atlantic
MJ Knighten Third Base Nebraska
Alex Powers First Base Florida State University
Delaney Spaulding Shortstop UCLA
Morgan Zerkle Utility Marshall University