McGee’s Crossroads Native Among 10 Finalists For Senior CLASS Award

Matt-Parrish-Headshot-insideCampbell’s Matt Parrish has been named one of 10 finalists nationally for the 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.

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.

Parrish is a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-America selection, taking Second Team honors last season as a junior after earning Third Team accolades at designated hitter in 2014. The senior from McGee’s Crossroads in Johnston County was also named Second Team All-Big South at designated hitter last season, as well as Big South All-Academic.

This season, Parrish bats .365 with 34 RBI and 15 extra-base hits, scoring 31 runs.

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 7. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 College World SeriesĀ® in June. For more information on all of the finalists, visit

Parrish is the second Camel to earn Senior CLASS Award Finalist status, following Ryan Thompson in 2014.