May 10, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – Florida State’s Bryan Henry was named a finalist for the 2007 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Ten of the nation’s top student athletes were selected as finalists for this award, which recognizes the most outstanding senior student athlete in the baseball division.
Henry, a two-time All-ACC first team selection, is a semifinalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Howser Trophy, while being named to Brooks Wallace and Roger Clemens Award Watch List in 2007. He currently leads the Seminole starters in wins (12), ERA (2.59) and strikeouts (94) and has posted a perfect 12-0 record in 14 starts this season. The senior pitcher will graduate in the summer of 2007 with a degree in Sport Management. Henry is a two-time member of the Dean’s List at Florida State and was named to the inaugural ACC Academic Team in 2006. As an active participant in local area Little Leagues, providing instructional tips and partaking in opening day ceremonies, Henry has an interest in coaching baseball at the high school or college level after his playing days come to an end.
Beginning this season, the award will be presented annually to an NCAA Division I senior baseball player who excels both on and off the field. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award first started with men’s and women’s basketball six years ago and has now been extended to four additional NCAA sports including baseball.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School (CLASS), 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. Finalists were selected from a list of 30 candidates 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 ten finalists for the baseball award will be placed on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award ballot for a nationwide vote beginning May 10 and concluding June 6. Fan balloting, available on the award’s official website, will be combined with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of the 2007 award.
The award winner will be announced and presented with his trophy during the 2007 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Neb. The Lowe’s All-Senior All-America Team will also be recognized at that time.
Fans can go online at the web site listed below and vote for Bryan Henry once a day beginning now until the voting ends on Wednesday, June 6.