2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Canidates
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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 list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Lowe’s 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 2011 candidate class includes 15 student-athletes with cumulative grade point averages of better than a 3.5, including three with perfect 4.0 GPAs. Seven are from teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball preseason top 35 poll.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner June 24 at the NCAA College World Series® in Omaha.
For more information on all the candidates, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Baseball Candidates
Connor Bernatz, Outfield, San Francisco
Dan Bracey, Pitcher, Columbia
Ryan Court, Third Base, Illinois State
Josh Cryer, Catcher/Utility, Southeastern Louisiana
Chris Dennis, Pitcher, Portland
Brandon Eckerle, Centerfield, Michigan State
Clint Ewing, Catcher, Louisiana Tech
Mike Frongello, Pitcher, Davidson
Cole Green, Pitcher, Texas
Frazier Hall, First Base/Designated Hitter, Southern
Brian Hernandez, Infield/Pitcher, UC Irvine
Paul Hoilman, First Base, East Tennessee State
Cole Johnson, Pitcher, Notre Dame
Tim Kelley, Pitcher, Wichita State
Ben Koenigsfeld, Outfield/Pitcher, Army
Phil Konieczny, Infield, Pittsburgh
Max Krakowiak, Pitcher, Fordham
Seth Maness, Pitcher, East Carolina
Scott Matyas, Pitcher, Minnesota
Chad Oberacker, Outfield, Tennessee Tech
Kevin Patterson, Outfield/First Base, Auburn
Jordan Ribera, First Base, Fresno State
Matt Rice, Catcher, Western Kentucky
Arik Sikula, Pitcher, Marshall
Chris Slater, Outfield, Baylor
Cody Terry, Shortstop/Third Base, Tennessee-Martin
Cory Tilton, Outfield, Charlotte
T.J. Walz, Pitcher, Kansas
Tyler Wilson, Pitcher, Virginia
Nate Woods, Pitcher/First Base/Designated Hitter, Belmont