April 20, 2011
OVERLAND PARK, KS - Louisiana Tech senior Clint Ewing was named one of ten NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and was selected as a finalist today for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. 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.
"Not only is Clint a great player for us both on and off of the field but he displays the importance of what it means to be a student-athletes," said Louisiana Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux. "We've been fortunate to have him in our program over the past four years and as a coaches, you can't ask for anything more."
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 students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Ewing, a 2010 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, has totaled 18 doubles and 22 home runs in four years at Louisiana Tech for a career .308 batting average. Additionally, a 2011 preseason all-WAC selection from Baseball American and Perfect Game USA, the Shreveport, La. native and civil engineering major currently boasts a perfect 4.0 grade point average.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote via the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award website or on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page through June 5. Fan votes will be combined with media and coaches votes to determine the winner.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the winner June 24 at the NCAA College World Series® in Omaha.
For more information on all the candidates, visit www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Baseball Finalists
Chris Dennis, Pitcher, Portland
Brandon Eckerle, Centerfield, Michigan State
Clint Ewing, Catcher, Louisiana Tech
Cole Green, Pitcher, Texas
Frazier Hall, First Base/Designated Hitter, Southern U.
Paul Hoilman, First Base, East Tennessee State
Cole Johnson, Pitcher, Notre Dame
Chris Slater, Outfield, Baylor
Cory Tilton, Outfield, UNC Charlotte
Tyler Wilson, Pitcher, Virginia