Baseball Candidates Announced for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award

March 27, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 27, 2017) – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as candidates today for the 2017 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 2017 College World Series® in June.

Baseball 2017 Candidates

Name Position School
Adam Alcantara Outfield UC Irvine
Garrett Anderson Pitcher FGCU
Andrew Beckwith Pitcher Coastal Carolina University
Zack Belski First Baseman Princeton
Colby Bortles Third Base Ole Miss
Tyler Buffett Pitcher Oklahoma State
Drew Butler Utility Campbell
Adrian Chinnery Catcher Navy
Brady Cox Catcher/Infield UT Arlington
Jackson Cramer First Base West Virginia University
Anthony Critelli First Base/Infielder Holy Cross
Todd Czinege Second Base/Shortstop Villanova
Josh Ellis Catcher Harvard
Max Engelbrekt Pitcher Oregon State
Rob Henry Outfield Brown University
Brad Jarreau Outfielder Middle Tennessee State University
Pat Krall Pitcher Clemson
Evan Kruczynski Pitcher East Carolina University
Kris Lindner Second Base/Shortstop U.S. Military Academy
Pat McInerney First Base/Outfielder Illinois
Matt Menard Catcher Baylor
Ben Miller First Base/Pitcher Nebraska
Conner O’Neil Right Handed Pitcher CSUN
Chad Powers Pitcher Princeton
Hunter Schryver Pitcher Villanova
Brett Smith Outfielder Bucknell
Caleb Stayton Catcher / First Base Ball State University
Stephen Villines Pitcher University of Kansas
Jalen Washington Shortstop/Catcher The Ohio State University
Russell Williams First Base U.S. Air Force Academy