Baseball Finalists Announced for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award

April 24, 2018

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (April 24, 2018) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists today for the 2018 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 May 28. 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 2018 College World Series® in June.

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Baseball 2018 Finalists

Name Position School
Stephen Born Outfield United States Naval Academy
Nick Horvath Outfield/Pitcher Florida
Kyle Kasser Second Base Oregon
Seth Kinker Pitcher The Ohio State University
Mark Osis Outfield George Washington
Jordan Powell Centerfield University of Rhode Island
Scott Schreiber Outfield Nebraska
Troy Squires Catcher / First Base Kentucky
John Valente Utility St. John's
Brooks Wilson Pitcher/First Base Stetson University