Vojik Among the Finalists for the 2008 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Kansas City, MO DePaul senior utility player Sandy Vojik has been named one of 10 finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, presented annually to an NCAA Division I senior softball player who excels both on and off the field. The award will be presented at the Women's College World Series opening ceremonies.
The finalists were chosen from a list of 30 candidates based on personal qualities that define a complete student-athlete. These four primary areas of criteria include: classroom, community, character and competition.
Vojik is on track to graduate with a degree in fitness and sport management and plans to enroll in graduate school to pursue a degree in physical therapy. A ESPN.com preseason All-American, Vojik leads the team with six home runs, seven doubles, two triple and a .588 slugging percentage. Off the field, Vojik has been named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star as well as to DePaul's Deans List and Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll. She has also participated in over 20 hours of community service each quarter and is a member of DePaul's Captain's Council.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award has developed into the nation’s premier tribute to college seniors. The award, which launched in 2001 with college basketball, is now in its second year for softball. Arizona outfielder Caitlin Lowe won the inaugural softball division award in 2007.
The 2008 finalists are: Callista Balko, University of Arizona, Beth Boden, Tennessee Tech University, Sara Dyer, University of Tulsa, Lauren Eckermann, University of Oklahoma, Rachel Folden, Marshall University, Jordan Praytor, University of Alabama, Megan Rhodes, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Anjelica Selden, UCLA, Angelia Tincher, Virginia Tech and Vojik.
These ten names will be placed on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award softball ballot for a nationwide vote beginning April 10 and concluding May 9. Fan balloting, available on the award’s official website www.seniorclassaward.com, will be combined with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of the award.
“These young women are outstanding student-athletes who deserve recognition for their all-around achievements in the classroom, in the community and on the field,” said Bob Gfeller, Lowe’s Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising. “The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is dedicated to honoring senior collegians that are making an impact on others with their talents. This is an impressive group of individuals and we commend each of them, along with their respective coaches and universities.”