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Bates Named Senior CLASS Finalist

Feb 18, 2021

Senior CLASS Release

SEATTLE - Washington's own Sis Bates has been named one of the 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS award. Bates is the second Husky to be named a candidate for the award in the last three years, joining Taran Alvelo.

A native of Ceres, California, Bates became the 15th Husky ever with 250 career hits earlier this season. Bates has hit .387/.456/.531 in her career and has hit over .500 since the start of the 2020 season. Her .980 career fielding percentage is the second-highest in Husky history for a middle infielder.

Bates is also on the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year watchlist. This is the third straight year Bates has been on the preseason watchlist for that award: in 2018 she was named a finalist for the award after not having been put on the preseason list.

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.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to ten finalists in March, and those ten 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 2021 Women's College World Series in June.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

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