McGee’s Crossroads Standout Recognized At Campbell

Campbell’s Matt Parrish has been named one of 30 candidates nationally for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate baseball.

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.

Matt-Parrish-2An 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, N.C. was also named Second Team All-Big South at designated hitter last season, as well as Big South All-Academic.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 College World Series® in June.

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For the season, Parrish bats .342 with 12 RBI, four doubles and four runs in 11 games.