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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.– Thirty of the top NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates 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 candidates follows this release.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School ®, the SeniorCLASS 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 2022 Women’s College World Series® in June.

For more information on the candidates, visit

2022 Senior CLASS Award Softball Candidates:

Nicole Amodio, Boston Neleigh Herring, Wichita State
Carley Barjaktarovich, Lehigh Elizabeth Hightower, Florida
Meghan Beaubien, Michigan Andrea Howard, New Mexico
Megan Burton, Eastern Illinois Baylee Klinger, Washington
Alyssa Cacini, Dayton Kayla Kowalik, Kentucky
Kaley Coltrain, Marist Gianna Nicoletti, Grand Canyon
Courtney Coppersmith, UMBC Emme Olson, Illinois State
Natalie DenHartog, Minnesota Cammy Pereria, Clemson
Dayna Denner, Toledo Gabbie Plain, Washington
Kristi DiMeo, Drexel        Mekenzie Saban, Saint Francis
Hailey Dolcini, Texas Nikki Saibene, Youngstown State
Lynnsie Elam, Oklahoma Sydney Sherrill, Florida State 
Lauren Fey, Butler Kendall Smith, Louisville
Marissa Guimbarda, Clemson Bailey Vannoy, Charlotte
Aly Harrell, Marshall Sadie Wise, Saint Louis

Courtesy of Senior CLASS Award®

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