March 18, 2009
Providence, R.I. - Brown senior Steve Daniels (Fox Point, WI) has recently been selected as a candidate for the 2009 baseball division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Thirty elite student-athletes from twenty-nine NCAA colleges and universities were selected not only for their excellence on the playing field, but also in the classroom and community.
Daniels, who earned CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Honors last season, has started every game in center field for the Bears over the last two seasons. He was the Ivy League Rookie of the Year in 2006, and added to that accomplishment last year when he was selected to the Second-Team All-Ivy squad. Daniels was also a Second-Team All-New England pick in 2008, the only returning Brown player to be selected.
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.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, expanded the award program in 2007 to include six additional NCAA Division I sports - men's and women's soccer, men's ice hockey, men's lacrosse, baseball and softball. With the addition of football this past fall, the number of sports encompassed by the nation's premier award for seniors increased to nine.
The list of 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. The ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans. The award winner will be announced and recognized at the 2009 NCAA College World Series in Omaha.