Baseball Finalists Announced for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award

May 05, 2022

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (May 5, 2022) – Ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as finalists today for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award®.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior or graduate student 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. 

The finalists were chosen by a selection committee from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 6. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2022 College World Series® in June.

For more information on all of the finalists, visit

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Baseball 2022 Finalists

Name Position School
Dominic Keegan UTIL Vanderbilt
Jake Kuchmaner LHP East Carolina
Austin Peterson RHP UConn
Christian Policelli C Navy
RJ Schreck OF Duke
Tanner Smith OF Oregon
Kolby Somers LHP Oregon
Tyler Thomas LHP Baylor
Mitchell Verburg RHP Oregon State
Alex Williams RHP Stanford