OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Ivie Drake is one of 10 NCAA softball student-athletes chosen as a finalist for the prestigious Senior CLASS Award, officials announced Thursday.
To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be classified as NCAA Division I seniors and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character
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 athletic platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier this month. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to submit votes online at the Senior CLASS Award website through May 14. Fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award recipient for softball will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Women’s College World Series® in Oklahoma City, May 31 through June 6.
Softball 2018 Finalists
|Ivie Drake||Catcher||Georgia State University|
|Kylee Hanson||Pitcher||Florida State|
|Kayli Kvistad||First Base||University of Florida|
|Paige Parker||Pitcher||University of Oklahoma|
|Randi Rupp||Pitcher||Texas State University|
|Vanessa Shippy||Utility||Oklahoma State|