OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Western Carolina softball senior Madison Armstrong has been named one of the 30 candidates for the 2019 Senior Class Award.

Thirty of the top NCAA® softball student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2019 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 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, 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 2019 Women’s College World Series®.

Armstrong is a two-time Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-District III First Team recipient who carries a 3.91 GPA. She was recently named Southern Conference student-athlete of the week and was a member of the 2017 Southern Conference All-Tournament Team.