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BOCA RATON, Fla. – (April 10, 2019) – Florida Atlantic University righthanded pitcher Zach Schneider has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® for college baseball, as just one of 10 players recognized in all of Division I.

Schneider continues to excel in the back end of the bullpen for the 23-9 Owls. In 13 relief outings, he has a 2-1 record with a 2.05 ERA, allowing just six earned runs in 26 1/3 innings, with 23 strikeouts versus only six walks. He ties for the Conference USA lead with seven saves, and against C-USA foes, he allowed just one earned run in 14 1/3 innings (a 0.63 ERA), with a 13:1 K:BB ratio.

Voting is now open at SeniorClassAward.com/vote/baseball_2019/. Fan balloting counts towards 1/3 of the total vote for the 10 finalists, and one candidate will be selected who best exemplifies the four C’s (community, classroom, character and competition). The winner will be announced during the 2019 College World Series in June.

Here are the 10 Senior CLASS Award® baseball finalists for 2019:

  • Richard Cunningham, Baylor
  • Bryce Fehmel, Oregon State
  • Brock Hale, BYU      
  • Will Haueter, Northern Kentucky
  • Justin Hayes, Norfolk State
  • Gunner Leger, Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Jake Mangum, Mississippi State
  • Nic Ready, Air Force
  • Luke Ritter, Wichita State
  • Zach Schneider, FAU

About the Senior CLASS Award®
To be eligible for this prestigious 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.