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OVERLAND Park, Kan. – Four ACC baseball student-athletes have been named candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, which recognizes seniors who excel both on and off the diamond. The four ACC representatives are the most from any league in the country.
Clemson’s Patrick Andrews, Georgia Tech’s Jonathan King, Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser, and Miami’s Thomas Woodrey were named candidates from the ACC.
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.
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 2016 College World Series® in June.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.