PHILADELPHIA Thirty NCAA Division I college baseball players who excel both on and off the field were announced on Monday evening as candidates for the 2007 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in the all-new baseball division.Penn centerfielder Joey Boaen was one of the 30 candidates for the award.
Candidates are selected based on personal qualities that define a complete student-athlete.While the on-the-field performance during their collegiate baseball careers is a factor in determining candidates and the eventual winner, their personal character and off-the-field achievements in the classroom and community are major areas of focus.
A national media committee will select 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in May. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote beginning May 9 and concluding June 6.Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of the award. The award winner and the college baseball All-Senior All-America Team will be announced this June during the 2007 NCAA College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.