Belmont senior Nate Woods (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was honored as one of 30 NCAA baseball student-athletes to be named candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, as announced on Thursday. 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 Lowe’s 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. The 2011 candidate class includes 15 student-athletes with cumulative grade point averages of better than a 3.5, including three with perfect 4.0 GPAs. Seven are from teams ranked in the Collegiate Baseball preseason top 35 poll.
Woods maintains a 3.58 GPA in information systems management. He has been a Dean’s List honoree five times and was named Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic twice. Read more….