March 9, 2009
Providence, RI - Brown softball senior Michelle Moses (Cooper City, FL) has recently been selected as a candidate for the 2009 softball division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Thirty elite collegiate softball student-athletes who excel not only on the playing field but also in the classroom and in their community were selected, and twenty-nine NCAA colleges and universities are represented among the 30 candidates.
Moses, a 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Third Team Academic All-American with a 4.0 GPA, earned a 2.6 ERA last season on the mound and ended the year ranked fourth in the Ivy League in strikeouts, and was sixth in opponent batting average.
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 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.