OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Graduate infielder Rankin Woley has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2021 Senior CLASS Award.
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 finalists were chosen by a selection committee from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier this season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 7. 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 2021 College World Series in June.
Woley was not only named the 2020 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and CoSIDA Academic All-America, but also earned Collegiate Baseball All-America honors after being the only player in Division I to rank in the top 20 in hits, doubles and RBI. Woley currently leads the Tigers with a .389 average during SEC play and ranks third overall with a .337 clip.
The Atlanta, Georgia native graduated summa cum laude with a 3.92 GPA last summer, earning his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and took classes this semester to prepare for medical school.
Despite staying busy both on the field and in the classroom, Woley has also made an impact in the community, participating in events such as visiting Children’s of Alabama and hosting a camp with the Miracle League of East Alabama.
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 of the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.