Garcia, Nickles Named Candidates for Senior CLASS Award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Rachel Garcia and Bubba Nickles were both named candidates for the 2021 Senior CLASS Award®, as announced on Thursday.
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.
Garcia and Nickles are two of 30 candidates for the award. The list will be narrowed to 10 finalists in March, 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 2021 Women's College World Series® in June.