Alabama senior Haylie McCleney was named one of 10 finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS award, which celebrates senior student-athletes who use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as community leaders.

Nationwide voting begins immediately as fans are encouraged to vote on the award’s official website: Fans can vote for up to three candidates once per day on your computer or mobile device. Voting will run through May 9 and fan votes will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine a winner, which will be announced during the 2016 Women’s College World Series.

The Senior CLASS award, which stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, is awarded each year to a senior student-athlete that best exemplifies the four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.

McCleney is a senior exercise science major and holds a 4.0 cumulative GPA at Alabama. She is a two-time Academic All-American and was named the Academic All-America Team Member of the Year for Division I softball last season. She is just the second player in program history to earn First Team honors as both an All-American and Academic All-American in the same season, doing so as a sophomore and junior.

Charlotte Morgan (2010) and Kayla Braud (2013) previously won the Senior CLASS award at Alabama, while Kaila Hunt (2014) was a finalist.

2016 Senior CLASS Finalists

Caitlin Attfield – UAB

Elena Bowman – Manhattan College

Megan Cooley – Boston College

Jailyn Ford – James Madison

Haylie McCleney – Alabama

Kassey McCravey – Army

Erin Miller – Oklahoma

Kelsey Nunley - Kentucky

Heather Stearns – Baylor

Kelsey Susalla – Michigan

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