Harper Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona senior shortstop Jessie Harper has been selected as one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, which honors seniors who excel both on and off the field.
To be eligible for the award, seniors must have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character, and competition. Harper has exemplified all four characteristics throughout her five years in Tucson.
On the field, Harper is one of the best players in NCAA history. The two-time All-American currently sits fifth in NCAA history with 86 home runs and is the active leader in the country in both homers (86) and RBI (238).
In the classroom, Harper graduated last spring with a degree in sociology and a 3.74 GPA and is currently in a master's program at the University of Arizona. She was a CoSIDA Academic All-American last year and has been recognized by the Pac-12 for her academics every year she has been eligible.
Harper and the rest of the Wildcats have always been active in the Tucson community. Harper's focus has always been the next generation of female athletes, spending time assisting and inspiring young athletes any chance she gets.
A leader on and off the field, Harper has always had exemplary character.
Harper is trying to become Arizona's first recipient of the award since Caitlin Lowe in 2007. You can vote for Harper HERE.