Softball's Laurie Wagner Named Candidate for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
March 10, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo.--University of Houston softball's Laurie Wagner joins 30 elite collegiate softball student-athletes named candidates for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
The award is given to student-athletes who excel not only on the softball field, but also in the classroom and their community.
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 those leaders to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact.
Wagner demonstrates notable achievements in four areas of excellence including the classroom, character, community and competition, which are the requirements for this special award.
Last season, Wagner broke the home run single-season record for Conference USA and setting a school record with 19.
She was also the third overall pick to the Rockford Thunder during the National Pro Fastpitch 2009 Senior Draft.
Wagner is currently working on a double major in psychology and sociology while maintaining above a 3.0 GPA. She is a three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll, and was also named to the All-Academic Team in 2008.
In right field at Cougar Softball Stadium, where Wagner plays, there is a scoreboard that Wagner and her sister, Leah, donated the majority of the funds for in memory of their mother Alicia Wagner.
Visit SeniorCLASSAward.com for more information about the award and candidates.