OMAHA, Neb. -
Creighton senior Becca Changstrom
is one of 30 softball players in the NCAA to be selected as a candidate for the Senior Class Award on Feb. 20.
The top pitcher in the Bluejay rotation in each of her four seasons in Omaha, Changstrom has a combined record of 59-34 in 103 appearances. The 2013 NFCA All-Midwest Region Second Team selection, was the 2013 MVC Pitcher of the Year as well as a member of the 2013 All-MVC First Team.
Changstrom boasts a 3.79 GPA in chemistry. After graduation this spring, she plans on pursuing a Master's degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. A member of the 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team, she was also a 2013 CoSIDA Academic All-District VII First Teamer.
Over her first three years at Creighton, Changstrom logged over 80 hours of community service in Omaha including working with the Special Olympics, Salvation Army and Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Thirty NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate softball. 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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
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.
The 2014 candidate class includes 13 student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Four were named to the CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-American team, and nine were members of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America team in 2013.
The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women’s College World Series® in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.