Baseball Finalists Announced for 2019 Senior CLASS Award

April 10, 2019

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 10, 2019) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists 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 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 platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in March. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 10. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2019 College World Series® in June. For more information on all of the finalists, visit

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Baseball 2019 Finalists

Name Position School
Richard Cunningham Outfield/Designated Hitter Baylor University
Bryce Fehmel Pitcher Oregon State University
Brock Hale Outfield Brigham Young University
Will Haueter First Base/Designated Hitter Northern Kentucky University
Justin Hayes Outfield Norfolk State University
Gunner Leger Left-Handed Pitcher University of Louisiana
Jake Mangum Outfield Mississippi State University
Nic Ready Infield U.S. Air Force Academy
Luke Ritter Infield Wichita State University
Zach Schneider Pitcher Florida Atlantic University