PHILADELPHIA – University of Pennsylvania senior left-handed pitcher Ronnie Glenn was selected as one of 30 candidates nationwide for the 2015 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball.
The award recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, candidates must be classified as a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
For Penn, Glenn is in his second year as a starting pitcher after beginning his career working out of the bullpen for the Quakers. Last season, he was named All-Ivy Honorable Mention after compiling a 5-2 record with a 3.46 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 54.2 innings pitched. He finished Ivy play with a perfect 4-0 record.
This season the left-hander has made three starts, with an 0-2 record and 3.07 ERA, while leading the team with 17 strikeouts in 14.2 innings of work.
Other honors for Glenn on the field include being named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Mid-Season Stopper of the Year Watch List as a sophomore, while leading the Ivy League and tying a single-season school record for saves, with eight. He has also spent a summer pitching in the Cape Cod League and two summers throwing in the Cal Ripken League, being named to the Top MLB prospects list all three summers.
Off the field, Glenn has done some of his best work as the Penn Baseball Outreach Coordinator. The senior arranges team visits to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and is in charge of coordinating fundraising efforts with the Vs. Cancer Foundation. In the last two years, the Penn baseball team and community has helped raise around $16,000 for childhood cancer research.
During his time on campus, Glenn has become a member and leader of the Penn Newman Catholic Ministry, and participates in Penn’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Heis alsoa member of the Wharton Undergraduate Consulting Club, and the Undergraduate Sports Business Club. Additionally, Glenn works as an operations home event supervisor for Penn Athletics.
In the classroom the senior was a nominee for Penn’s Sol Feinstone Undergraduate Award, and was recognized as a Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area athlete, while earning his way onto the Penn Academic Dean’s List in his junior year. Glenn is on track to graduate with cum laude honors in political science.
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, 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 2015 College World Series® in June.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.