Baseball Candidates Announced for 2019 Senior CLASS Award

March 22, 2019

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 22, 2019) – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball. 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 midway through the regular 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 C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2019 College World Series® in June.

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Baseball 2019 Candidates

Name Position School
Zach Ashford Outfield Fresno State
Austin Bull Second Base Grand Canyon University
Richard Cunningham Outfield/Designated Hitter Baylor University
Jack Dunn Infield Northwestern University
Antoine Duplantis Outfield/Designated Hitter LSU
Austin Embler Second Base UNC Greensboro
Bryce Fehmel Pitcher Oregon State University
Vito Friscia Catcher Hofstra University
Sam Fuller Outfield St. Bonaventure University
Eric Gilgenbach Outfield University of Notre Dame
Andrew Gottfried Right-Handed Pitcher High Point University
Brock Hale Outfield Brigham Young University
Will Haueter First Base/Designated Hitter Northern Kentucky University
Justin Hayes Outfield Norfolk State University
Darius Hill Outfield West Virginia University
Bobby Holmes Right-Handed Pitcher Coastal Carolina University
Gunner Leger Left-Handed Pitcher University of Louisiana
Brady Lloyd Infield/Outfield East Carolina University
Jake Mangum Outfield Mississippi State University
Jayse McLean Outfield North Dakota State University
Tommy Miller Pitcher Siena College
Brian Moskey Outfield Quinnipiac University
Cole O’Connor Pitcher Dartmouth College
Cam Opp Left-Handed Pitcher U.S. Military Academy
Nic Ready Infield U.S. Air Force Academy
Luke Ritter Infield Wichita State University
Zach Schneider Pitcher Florida Atlantic University
Andy Shadid Outfield Bradley University
Jahmon Taylor Pitcher Coppin State University
Brylie Ware Infield University of Oklahoma