B.J. Grill Named a Senior CLASS Candidate
Feb. 16, 2016
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Graduate student B.J. Grill was named a candidate for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the first Marquette University men’s lacrosse player to earn recognition.
Grill is one of twenty top NCAA men’s lacrosse student-athletes selected as candidates for excellence both on and off the playing field.
The Bridgewater, New Jersey native is a two-time All-BIG EAST First Team selection on defense and a 2016 Inside Lacrosse Preseason Faceoff Yearbook Third Team All-American. The two-time team captain and Major League Lacrosse draft pick graduated in May of 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is currently pursuing a master’s in leadership from Marquette’s Graduate School of Management.
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 20 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 in conjunction with the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship in May.
Men’s Lacrosse Candidates:
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