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Harman Named 2014 Senior CLASS Award Candidate

Senior third baseman Meghan Harman

Senior third baseman Meghan Harman

Feb. 20, 2014

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - LMU senior third baseman Meghan Harman has been named a candidate for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate softball.

Thirty NCAA softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates Thursday. 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.

Harman is a health and human sciences major carrying a 3.69 cumulative GPA into her final semester at LMU. A consistent Dean's List honoree, Harman has been named to the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll three times while also earning 2013 PCSC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recognition. Last spring, she was named to the 2013 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Team.

A leader on and off the field, Harman is a team co-captain this spring, has served as an LMU Student-Athlete Mentor (SAM) and has worked as a counselor/instructor at many of LMU's softball camps and clinics. Both as a member of the Lion softball team, as well as a member of the LMU chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, Harman has been heavily involved in community service efforts.

 

 

On the diamond, Harman is holding down the fort at third base for a fourth straight season. A 2013 All-PCSC first team selection, Harman now leads the Lions into their first season of competition in the West Coast Conference. Through five games this spring, she leads the Lions with a .417 batting average, a .917 slugging percentage, four RBIs and a pair of home runs.

The 2014 candidate class includes 13 student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Four were named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American team, and nine were members of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team in 2013.

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 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series® in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

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