Ridge Flick Named Finalist for Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
March 29, 2010
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - As a student-athlete who excels both on and off the field, Air Force senior lacrosse captain Ridge Flick has been tabbed one of 10 finalists for the lacrosse division of the 2010 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. 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.
Flick, a native of Plano, Texas, is the Falcons' leader both on and off the field. An aeronautical engineering major with a 3.42 GPA, Flick earned second-team All-GWLL honors in 2009 after leading the Falcons with 38 points and 22 assists. This season, Flick is third on the team with 13 points, including a team-best eight assists. Flick is the first Air Force lacrosse player to be named a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
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. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 20 candidates who were announced in February.
Nationwide balloting begins immediately to determine the winner. Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award winner in late May at the NCAA Men's Lacrosse Championships in Baltimore, Md.
The 2010 finalists are: Gavin Buckley, St. John's University; Ken Clausen, University of Virginia; Pierce Derkac, Cornell University; Jason Duboe, Harvard University; Ridge Flick, U.S. Air Force Academy; Andrew Maisano, U.S. Military Academy; Thomas Muldoon, Brown University; Max Quinzani, Duke University; Scott Rodgers, University of Notre Dame, and Kyle Wimer, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
These 10 names will be placed on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award lacrosse ballot for a nationwide vote beginning today and concluding May 17. Fan balloting is available on the award's official Web site, http://www.seniorCLASSaward.com, as well as through text messaging. Fans can text LAX to 74567 to vote for the finalists. These votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.
"The sport of lacrosse is gaining popularity in different regions of the country, and these student-athletes that represent the sport are part of that reason," said Tom Lamb, Lowe's senior vice president of marketing. "Their strong commitment to not only the sport but also the integrity of being a student-athlete will help this sport become more widely played throughout the United States."
This marks the fourth year for the men's lacrosse division of the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Cornell University midfielder Max Seibald received the award for the 2009 season and Syracuse University attackman Mike Leveille took home the 2008 honor. In 2007, Cornell goalkeeper Matt McMonagle won the inaugural men's lacrosse award.