Jackie Vasquez named as a candidate for the Lowe's Senior Class Award
Thirty of the nation's best college softball players who also excel in the classroom and make an impact in their respective communities have been selected as the 2008 candidates in the softball division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Included in the list for candidates is ASU's own Jackie Vasquez for her excellence on the field as well as in the classroom and society.
The award, presented to NCAA® Division I student-athletes each year in eight sports, focuses on the "Four C's" of classroom, character, community and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award was launched in 2001 to honor the attributes of college basketball seniors who fulfill their entire athletic eligibility and pursue their degree. Since that time, Lowe's, an official corporate partner of the NCAA®, has expanded the award to include other NCAA sports and the award has developed into the nation's premier tribute to college seniors.
Jackie has been chosen for her amazing prowress on the field as well as in the classroom, for which she is a maroon (the highest academic award given to athletes) Scholar Baller. In addition to that, Jackie also works closely with the Special Olympics and Fantasy Flight, in addition to student-teaching a Special Education class.
The list will be cut down to 10 in late March, which will then be voted on before a winner is annouced at the 2008 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City. For more information, please click here.