Courtesy: Wichita State
BSB: Coy Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
Courtesy:Wichita State
Release:02/27/2013
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WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State baseball student-athlete Johnny Coy has been named one of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award.

Coy, a senior first baseman from St. Joseph, Mo., earned first team all-Valley honors last season and was a first team preseason All-American in 2013.

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.

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. 

The 2013 candidate class includes 15 candidates who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Five were named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American team, and four were All-Americans.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA College World Series® in Omaha June 15-26.

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

Baseball Candidates

Mark Appel, Stanford

Shane Basen, Charlotte

Blake Beemer, Ball State

Brandon Boudreaux, Tulane

Chase Brookshire, Belmont

Joe Burg, Hofstra

Chase Byerly, Butler

Nick Camastro, Manhattan

Boomer Collins, Dallas Baptist

Johnny Coy, Wichita State

LB Dantzler, South Carolina

Jordan Enos, Holy Cross

Michael Felton, Campbell

Nick Ferraresi, Columbia

Mitch Garver, New Mexico

Sean Hagan, St. John's

Reed Harper, Austin Peay

Mike Le Bel, Rhode Island

Carlos Lopez, Cal State Fullerton

Jeff Melillo, Rutgers

Alex Mendez, South Florida

Austin Montgomery, Southern Illinois

Matt Pare, Boston

Colton Plaia, Loyola Marymount

Raph Rhymes, LSU

Chris Rowley, Army

John Sheridan, Brown

John Straka, North Dakota State

Brandon Thomas, Georgia Tech

Greg Zebrack, Southern California

-Wichita State-

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