Fifteen of the top men’s Division I players who excel both on and off the ice were selected as candidates Friday for the 2016-17 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, according to a news release.
The 15 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February 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 Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the Frozen Four in April.
2017 Senior CLASS Award candidates
|Gavin Bayreuther||St. Lawrence|
|James de Haas||Clarkson|
|Parker Gahagen||Army West Point|
|David Goodwin||Penn State|
|Brendan Harms||Bemidji State|
|Johnny Hrabovsky||Air Force|
|Brock Maschmeyer||Northern Michigan|
|Chad McDonald||Ferris State|
|Nick Schilkey||Ohio State|
|Eric Sweetman||St. Lawrence|