April 25, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas – Texas Longhorns senior pitcher Cole Green is one of 10 student-athletes selected as finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for baseball.
The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is for players who excel both on and off the field. 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.
A 2010 All-American and Big 12 Pitcher of the Year, Green is 3-3 with a 2.88 ERA and leads the team with 11 starts this season. He is one of only five pitchers in the history of UT baseball to start 50 or more games.
Fan voting will be available at www.seniorCLASSaward.com and via the Senior CLASS Award Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LowesSeniorCLASSAward. Fans will be able to vote online through June 5th and fans can vote once per day on both outlets.
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.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in February. 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 at the NCAA College World Series® in Omaha.