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Salcines Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist

Salcines Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Senior reliever AJ Salcines was among the ten NCAA baseball student-athletes selected as finalists Wednesday for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate baseball.

Salcines, a biology major, has a 3.84 cumulative GPA and has been honored on the Provost’s Honor Roll (3.75 GPA) for five semesters, as well as Dean’s List (3.5 GPA), Athletic Director Honor Roll (3.2 GPA) and Book Buster’s Club (3.0 GPA) for all seven semesters of his academic career.

Salcines is a member of the University of Miami Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, and was named an Arthur Ashe Junior Scholar.

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.

Finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in March.

Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 9. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 College World Series® in June.

For more information on all the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.