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Wednesday, February 17, 2010 | Baseball
Wichita State's McKeever Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Candidate
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Wichita State baseball student-athlete Clint McKeever has been named one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
McKeever, a senior first baseman from Oklahoma City, Okla., earned first team all-Valley honors in 2009 as well as first team all-Valley Scholar-Athlete honors.
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 - classroom, character, community and competition.
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.
This year's candidate class includes 12 student-athletes on teams ranked in Collegiate Baseball magazine's preseason top 40 poll and seven players tabbed as preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Twelve of the candidates carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, with one recording a perfect 4.0.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award winner at the NCAA College World Series® in June.
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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.