Iona’s Kristen Turner & Marist’s Jayne Oberdorf Named Senior CLASS Award Candidates
Release: February 28, 2017
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Iona College senior infielder Kristen Turner and Marist College senior pitcher Jayne Oberdorf were selected as candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball.
To qualify for the award student-athletes must be a Division I senior and have noteworthy achievements in four specific areas; community, classroom, character, and competition. Turner and Oberdorf are two of 30 candidates selected from around the nation to qualify for the award.
Turner was named to the All-MAAC First Team after her junior campaign. She was again recognized by the league’s head coaches by being named to the 2017 Preseason All-MAAC Team as a unanimous selection.
Oberdorf took home the 2016 MAAC Pitcher of the Year award after going 16-4 with a 2.02 ERA (38 earned runs/132.0 innings pitched). She tossed nine complete games and five shutouts as a junior. Oberdorf was also selected to the 2017 Preseason All-MAAC Team by the league’s head coaches.
About the Senior CLASS Award:
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.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, 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 2017 Women’s College World Series®.