March 28, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Georgia Tech first baseman Kristine Priebe has been named one of 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in softball, it was announced today. 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.
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.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website or on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through May 10. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.
Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner June 3 at the NCAA Women’s College World Series® in Oklahoma City.
Priebe is batting .380 this season with 10 home runs and 36 RBI. She has 27 runs scored, five doubles, three triples, a .826 slugging percentage and a .459 on-base percentage.
2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Softball Finalists
Stephanie Brombacher, Pitcher, Florida
Alisa Goler, Infield, Georgia
Chelsea Kelley, Pitcher, Radford
Brittany Lastrapes, Left Field, Arizona
Kristine Priebe, First Base, Georgia Tech
Jenn Salling, Infield, Washington
Taylor Schlopy, Outfield, Georgia
April Setterlund, Outfield, Boston
Dorian Shaw, Outfield, Michigan
Danielle Zymkowitz, Second Base, Illinois
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