BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Campbell's Drew Butler has been named one of 30 candidates nationally for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball.
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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the 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.
Butler leads the country in stolen bases with 22, batting .310 with 26 runs scored. The senior from Rockingham, N.C. reaches base at a .473 clip, adding nine RBI.
Butler carries a 3.7 GPA in business administration, and has been named to the Big South's Presidential Honor Roll multiple times.
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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C's of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 College World Series® in June.
Campbell's Matt Parrish was named the 2016 Senior CLASS Award winner, becoming the first Camel to earn the honor. Michael Felton (2013) and Ryan Thompson (2014) have also been named finalists for the award.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.