OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – All-American infielder Alex Powers from Florida State has been selected as the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® winner in softball. 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. Powers is the third student-athlete from Florida State to win a Senior CLASS Award since its inception in 2001, joining baseball’s James Ramsey in 2012 and softball’s Lacey Waldrop in 2015.
“Receiving the Senior CLASS Award is a great honor, and Coach Alameda has helped shape the Florida State softball program into a very family and community-oriented culture, where we can be successful both on and off the field,” said Powers, who helped the Seminoles to two Women’s College World Series appearances during her career. “My time at Florida State and learning from all of my coaches has pushed me to be my best and grow the game because I love my team and love everything the game of softball has taught me. I’m grateful for the lessons I’ve learned through teamwork, through adversity, through success and through failure. And those are all things I can take with me through life and grow from these last five years at Florida State.”