Pair of Patriot Leaguers Named Baseball Senior CLASS Award Candidates

Army's Chris Rowley

Feb. 28, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Army pitcher Chris Rowley and Holy Cross first baseman Jordan Enos have been selected as two of 30 candidates for the 2013 Baseball Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday.

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.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA College World Series® in Omaha June 15-26.

Rowley has received a plethora of individual accolades following his outstanding 2012 season. He earned three All-America honors last season and multiple preseason plaudits heading into 2013, including the Preseason Patriot League Pitcher of the Year honor. He went 11-1 with a microscopic 2.40 earned run average last season and established West Point records for wins (11), shutouts (five), consecutive shutouts (four), consecutive scoreless innings (29), consecutive innings without giving up an earned run (29), innings pitched (97.1) and games started (15). He was named Patriot League Pitcher of the Year for his outstanding season.

Enos was named the Preseason All-Patriot League first baseman as he holds a key spot in a potent Crusader lineup. He hit .305 with two home runs and 23 RBIs last season to earn second-team All-Patriot League recognition, and was also named an Academic All-Patriot League pick while carrying a 3.59 cumulative GPA as a Mathematics and Economics major.

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.

For more information on all the candidates, visit the Senior CLASS Award website here