March 9, 2022

Sydney Sherrill Named Candidate for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Thirty of the top NCAA softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award. Florida State graduate student shortstop Sydney Sherrill was named one of 30 candidates for the 2020 Senior CLASS Award

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior or graduate student and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

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 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, and those 10 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2022 Women’s College World Series® in June.

2022 Senior CLASS Award Softball Candidates:

Nicole Amodio, Boston                                           Neleigh Herring, Wichita State

Carley Barjaktarovich, Lehigh                              Elizabeth Hightower, Florida

Meghan Beaubien, Michigan                                  Andrea Howard, New Mexico

Megan Burton, Eastern Illinois                               Baylee Klinger, Washington

Alyssa Cacini, Dayton                                              Kayla Kowalik, Kentucky

Kaley Coltrain, Marist                                             Gianna Nicoletti, Grand Canyon

Courtney Coppersmith, UMBC                              Emme Olson, Illinois State

Natalie DenHartog, Minnesota                              Cammy Pereria, Clemson

Dayna Denner, Toledo                                            Gabbie Plain, Washington

Kristi DiMeo, Drexel                                                            Mekenzie Saban, Saint Francis       

Hailey Dolcini, Texas                                              Nikki Saibene, Youngstown State

Lynnsie Elam, Oklahoma                                          Sydney Sherrill, Florida State       

Lauren Fey, Butler                                                   Kendall Smith, Louisville

Marissa Guimbarda, Clemson                                Bailey Vannoy, Charlotte

Aly Harrell, Marshall                                                           Sadie Wise, Saint Louis



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An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring. Premier Sports Management manages the award. 

*NCAA and Women’s College World Series are trademarks owned or licensed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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