For the third consecutive seasons Molly Meyer earned All-Atlantic 10 accolades. Her freshman season she was selected to the Atlantic 10 All Rookie Team and in both her sophomore and junior seasons she was named Atlantic 10 Honorable mention.
University of Dayton’s softball player Molly Meyer has been selected for the 2010 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
She is included on a list of 30 of the best softball student-athletes in the country. Meyer is the only candidate from an Atlantic 10 school and the only university in Ohio. This is the first time a Dayton softball player has made the Top 30.
"We are extremely excited for Molly and this prestigious recognition. She has been a team leader for the last three years and is an incredible model for academic success, community service and civic involvement,” said head coach Cara Clark-LaPlaca. “Molly consistently performs on the field at an elite level as well. Her work ethic and dedication is outstanding. She is a wonderful representative of the UD Softball Program."
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 - classroom, character, community and competition.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's 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.
Meyer is the definition of student-athlete, having earned numerous academic and athletic honors. She boasts 3.94 major and 3.53 cumulative grade point averages. Last season Meyer was an Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team selection. In May 2009, she was placed on the School of Business Administration Honors Dean's List. To date, Meyer has been selected to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll five times. During both the 2007-2008 and the 2008-2009 seasons Meyer was selected as an NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete.
For the third consecutive season Meyer earned All-Atlantic 10 accolades. Her freshman season she was selected to the Atlantic 10 All Rookie Team and in both her sophomore and junior seasons she was named Atlantic 10 Honorable mention.
During the 2009 season she crushed the Dayton single season and career record books for runs scored with 46, which ranked 22nd in the NCAA National Ranking Summary, bringing her career total to 99.
Meyer applies her hardworking nature both on and off the field. As an intern for Tasty Catering she captained the remote marketing team, routed design work through St. Louis and New Jersey and collaborated with team members across the country to complete marketing initiatives. She continues to work remotely for the company, specializing in social marketing and copywriting.
In addition to her internship, Meyer is a three-year member and two-term Vice President of the Optimist Club. As Vice President, Meyer is responsible for communicating with outside organizations, organizing volunteering and fundraising events, and is the group liaison to their parent organization, the Centerville Noon Optimist Club. Since her appointment as Vice President, the club has increased from 20 members to over 80 and serves the greater Dayton community with over 300 collective community service hours per semester.
From the list of 30 candidates, a national media committee will select 10 finalists for the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award at the end of March. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote beginning March 30 and concluding May 19. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. The winner will be announced during the 2010 in June at the Women’s College World Series.
To read more about Meyer and the other candidates visit official Lowe's Senior CLASS website
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