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Pettway Named Finalist for Senior CLASS Award

May 10, 2021
Zach Pettway (photo: Don Liebig)

LOS ANGELES – UCLA senior right-hander Zach Pettway has been named as one of 10 finalists for the 2021 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Monday. The award honors senior student-athletes who have excelled both on and off the field during their collegiate careers.

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.

Pettway and teammate Kyle Mora were initially selected to the group of 30 candidates announced in early April.

Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through Jun. 7. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.

The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2021 College World Series in June.

Pettway has been named to the UCLA Athletic Director's Honor Roll five times so far during his Bruin career, and has been a team captain in each of the past two seasons. UCLA's Opening Day starter in 2019 and 2020, and the team's Friday night starter in 2021, Pettway is 14-9 with a 3.49 ERA and 221 strikeouts in 242 2/3 career innings. The Long Beach native was a First Team All-American in 2020 after logging a 1.30 ERA and 29-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

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.

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