Frank Lombardo

Frank Lombardo

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Senior Leadership Vital Now, Maybe More Than Ever

July 12, 2022

The Senior CLASS Award has wrapped up another year with terrific student-athletes being honored for the contributions they made to their teammates, communities, and universities.

2021-22 was a year that stacks up as one of the very best in the award’s history. Each sport had an incredibly deep and well-rounded list of student-athletes, for a multitude of reasons, that were extremely deserving of their nomination.

Leadership has always been instrumental in the world of collegiate… Continue Reading…

Back to School! Nominations for 2021-22 Are Now Open

September 01, 2021

With summer coming to an end, there are plenty of reasons to be excited about the upcoming school year. Yes, it’s that time of the year again! The Senior CLASS Award has now opened nominations for fall sports in 2021-22!

It’s shaping up to be an incredibly memorable year and we can’t wait to get started. We anticipate even more honorable acts of service in the community, outstanding achievements in the classroom, and record-breaking performances on the field.

We hope you’ll… Continue Reading…

Looking Back on the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award®

July 02, 2021

In an extremely challenging year for most, it meant so much for us to honor all of the special seniors during the 2020-21 academic school year - even more so because last year was incomplete. We knew there would need to be a change to our program with student-athletes being granted the option of an additional year of eligibility, and we welcomed the opportunity to be proactive. We encouraged all senior student-athletes, who would have normally exhausted their eligibility at the conclusion of this… Continue Reading…

Parity for Players

March 23, 2020

Every young athlete dreams of lifting a trophy at the end of a championship game. It takes years of hard work, dedication, and determination to prepare themselves to have that opportunity. Only a few are able to fulfill that ultimate dream.

The NCAA has made the responsible and correct decision to cancel all remaining winter and spring championships. It was, and still is, unprecedented territory for all of us. They were left with no other choice, as the health and safety of everyone involved… Continue Reading…