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 SeniorCLASSAward.com.
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®