OVERLAND PARK, Kan.– Thirty of the top NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2020 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball.
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 candidates 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 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the 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 Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2020 Women’s College World Series®.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Kelsey Aikey, Western Kentucky University
Aliyah Andrews, LSU
Sis Bates, University of Washington
AnaMarie Bruni, USF
Maria Cegledy, Kent State University
Cassidy Clark, San Jose State University
Montana DeCamp, North Dakota State University
Tristen Edwards, University of Nebraska
Amber Fiser, University of Minnesota
Morganne Flores, University of Washington
Celene Funke, University of Louisville
Adriana Gambino, Manhattan College
Nikki Grupp, ETSU
Karli Hamilton, Texas Tech University
Jessie Harper, University of Arizona
Ava Lawson, Northern Kentucky University
Katie Marino, University of Notre Dame
Nicole Mendes, University of Oklahoma
Ali Milam, Marist University
Hunter Mundy, Radford University
Claire Oberdorf, Marist University
Brittany Pickett, University of North Carolina
Stella Preston, Mercer University
Marnie Skinner, Iona College
Mary-Hannah Smith, Lehigh University
Julia Smith-Harrington, Towson University
Amber Swinarski, Columbia University
Alyssa Walker, Chattanooga
Kayla Wedl, UIC
Keri White, Appalachian State University
-- Courtesy of Premier Sports Management