Baseball Candidates Announced for 2017 Senior CLASS Award

March 27, 2017

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (March 27, 2017) – Thirty NCAA® baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond were selected as candidates today for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball. 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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

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 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 C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 College World Series® in June.

Adam Alcantara, UC Irvine    
Garrett Anderson, Florida Gulf Coast    
Andrew Beckwith, Coastal Carolina    
Zack Belski, Princeton
Colby Bortles, Ole Miss
Tyler Buffett, Oklahoma State
Drew Butler, Campbell
Adrian Chinnery, Navy
Brady Cox, UT Arlington
Jackson Cramer, West Virginia
Anthony Critelli, Holy Cross
Todd Czinege, Villanova
Josh Ellis, Harvard
Max Engelbrekt, Oregon State
Rob Henry, Brown
Brad Jarreau, Middle Tennessee State
Pat Krall, Clemson
Evan Kruczynski, East Carolina
Kris Lindner, Army West Point
Pat McInerney, Illinois
Matt Menard, Baylor
Ben Miller, Nebraska
Conner O’Neil, CSUN
Chad Powers, Princeton
Hunter Schryver, Villanova
Brett Smith, Bucknell
Caleb Stayton, Ball State
Stephen Villines, Kansas
Jalen Washington, Ohio State
Russell Williams, Air Force

For more information on all the candidates, visit