Jay Brossman is a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
April 17, 2007
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Thirty NCAA Division I college baseball players who excel both on and off the field were announced Tuesday as candidates for the 2007 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in the all-new baseball division. Beginning this year, the award will be presented annually to college baseball's outstanding senior student-athlete.
University of Utah first baseman Jay Brossman is among those 30 candidates for the award. Brossman is currently the top home-run hitter in the Mountain West Conference and also ranks fifth in the league in slugging percentage and RBIs. He recently had a 15-game hitting streak snapped and his .322 batting average ranks fourth on the team.
Lowe's recently announced the addition of baseball and three other NCAA sports to the award program that originally launched in 2001-02 with asketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award is designed to honor the attributes of college senior student athletes who stay in school and pursue the many rewards that a senior season can bring.
Candidates are selected based on personal qualities that define a complete student athlete. While the on-the-field performance during their collegiate baseball careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.
The list of 30 baseball nominees spans the country in a big way, representing 29 different schools and 19 different conferences. Along with Brossman, TCU's Austin Adams and New Mexico's Daniel Stovall also represent the Mountain West Conference on the list of candidates.