Plaia a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
Senior Colton Plaia was named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award.
Feb. 27, 2013
Senior Colton Plaia was one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday 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.
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 2013 candidate class includes 15 candidates who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Five were named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American team, and four were All-Americans.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA College World Series® in Omaha June 15-26.
Plaia was a first team All-WCC selection last year for the Lions before playing for Team USA last summer. A team leader on the field as well as off the field, the native of Mission Viejo, Calif. served as LMU's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President last year.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.