Feb. 23, 2012
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina senior left-handed pitcher Michael Roth is one of 30 NCAA baseball student-athletes named as a candidate for the 2012 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Thursday afternoon. 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.
Roth is in his second straight year as captain for the baseball team. He is a Preseason All-America selection and was a 2011 consensus All-American and CollegeBaseballInsider.com's National Player of the Year. Last year, Roth was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team and was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as well. He also earned the NCAA Elite 88 award as the student-athlete with the highest GPA of all student-athletes in the 2011 College World Series.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA College World Series, which will be held June 15-26 in Omaha.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, Division I head coaches and fans who will select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Baseball Candidates Pablo Bermudez, Outfield, FIU Robbie Buller, First Base/Pitcher, Houston Baptist Pat Cantwell, Catcher, Stony Brook Scott Coffman, Pitcher, New Mexico State Bo Cuthbertson, Shortstop, Southern Utah Taylor Dugas, Centerfield, Alabama Matt Hamann, Pitcher, Belmont Jake Hibberd, First Base, Wright State Todd Hornsby, Pitcher, Jacksonville State Mike Le Bel, Infield, Rhode Island David Lyon, Catcher, Kent State Thomas McCarthy, Third Base, Kentucky Charlie McCready, Pitcher, Charleston Southern Trenton Moses, Third Base, Southeast Missouri State Austin Nola, Shortstop, LSU Peter O'Brien, Catcher, Miami (Florida) Nick Orvin, Outfield, Citadel Phil Pohl, Catcher/First Base/Outfield, Clemson Zach Price, Infield, Army James Ramsey, Outfield, Florida State Brance Rivera, Outfield, TCU Michael Roth, Pitcher/First Base, South Carolina Cam Schiller, Second Base, Oral Roberts Joe Sclafani, Shortstop, Dartmouth Ronnie Shaeffer, Catcher, UC Irvine Tyler Sibley, Second Base, Texas State Ross Stripling, Pitcher, Texas A&M Brent Suter, Pitcher, Harvard Preston Tucker, Infield/Outfield, Florida Troy White, Third Base, Northern Illinois
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