March 14, 2016
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Georgia Tech redshirt junior pitcher Jonathan King is one of 30 baseball student-athletes selected as a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award.
King is one of four ACC student-athletes on the list, joining Clemson’s Patrick Andrews, Louisville’s Kyle Funkhouser and Miami’s Thomas Woodrey.
The Murfreesboro, Tenn., native is a two-time All-ACC Academic Baseball Team selection (2013, 2015) and three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll member (2013, 2014, 2015). An industrial engineering major with a 3.46 cumulative GPA, King has traveled to the Dominican Republic for a service trip with Tech’s FCA chapter (2015) and was involved in the Georgia Tech Athletic Association’s recent strategic planning process.
He has also volunteered countless hours with the Special Olympics Winter Indoor Games, the Michael Isenhour Toy Drive, and has also served as an FCA outreach speaker for the past four years.
On the field, King is 13-10 with a 3.61 ERA in 45 career appearances. He owns a nearly 2:1 career strikeout-to-walk ratio (117 to 60).
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 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.