Thursday, February 25, 2016

Softball: Erin Miller Among 30 Finalist For Senior CLASS Award

Oklahoma outfielder Erin Miller has been chosen as one of 30 finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in college softball.

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.

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 later in the 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 2016 Women’s College World Series.

Miller has started all nine games this season for the No. 12/11 Sooners with eight coming as the designated player and one in left field. She’s batting .346 in 2016 with two home runs, two triples, a double, seven runs batted in and nine runs scored. In addition, she’s slugging .769, getting on base at a .438 clip, has two stolen bases, walked four times and struck out just once.

Named to the Top 50 Watch List for the 2016 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Award, Miller is majoring in visual communications and was named to the 2015 Big 12 All-Academic First Team.

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