Scott Tabbed Finalist for Senior Class Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Kansas State senior second baseman Brett Scott was one of 10 finalists selected for the 2008 Lowe’s Senior Class Award for Division I, it was announced Wednesday.

 

Scott was one of just 30 candidates originally up for the award and is one of two finalists from the Big 12 Conference as Oklahoma’s Jarod Freeman is also in the group of 10.

 

The 10 names will be placed on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award baseball ballot for a nationwide vote beginning April 17 and concluding June 2. Fan balloting, available on the award’s official website www.seniorclassaward.com, will be combined with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of the award. The 2008 winner will be announced and presented with the award this June during championship weekend at the NCAA Men’s College World Series in Omaha, Neb.

 

A great example of a student-athlete, Scott became just the ninth player in school history to earn academic all-America honors as he was selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Third Team last year. He also earned First Team Academic All-Big 12 honors as a junior and was honored by the Big 12 Conference in 2007 with his community work as he was one of 12 Big 12 student-athletes named to the Spring Good Works Team. A redshirt senior from Manhattan, Scott received a degree in Finance with a minor in Economics last spring and graduated with a 3.97 GPA. He is currently working on a master’s degree in business administration.

 

Scott, who is in the midst of his last season of eligibility, is hitting .258 with 11 RBI, and has been perfect on all five stolen base attempts. He also leads the Wildcats in on-base percentage at .438 and holds a .992 fielding percentage.

 

The Lowe’s Senior Class award is presented annually to NCAA Division I student-athletes in eight sports. The award focuses on classroom, character, community and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue their degree. Since then, the award has expanded to include men’s hockey, men’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and men’s and women’s soccer.

 

“These young men are outstanding student-athletes who deserve recognition for their achievements on the field and off the field,” said Bob Gfeller, Lowe’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. “The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is dedicated to honoring senior collegians who are making an impact on others with their talents. We look forward to an exciting finish to the NCAA college baseball season and crowning our award winner at the Men’s College World Series.”

 

For more information on the award, please visit www.seniorclassaward.com.