Feb. 17, 2010
OVERLAND PARK, Kans. – Georgia Tech senior first baseman Tony Plagman has been named one of 30 candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for baseball. The award recognizes NCAA Division I senior student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: classroom, character, community and competition.
Plagman, a 2010 preseason All-American, batted .354 with 16 HR and 73 RBI as a junior in 2009. The Alpharetta, Ga. native was named as one of three captains for the 2010 season.
It marks the second consecutive year that a member of the Tech baseball team lands on the initial list. Jason Haniger was a candidate in 2009 and was voted as one of 10 finalists in the running for the award.
Plagman serves as the baseball liaison on the Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board, and has taken an active role in the increased community service efforts of the Yellow Jacket baseball program, which has included volunteering with Toys for Tots and Special Olympics this season.
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 those leaders to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact on their circle of influence.
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.
Additional information on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is available at www.seniorclassaward.com.