Brandon McArthur is finalist for national service award
Senior first-baseman Brandon McArthur on Wednesday was named one of 10 NCAA baseball student-athletes who are finalists for the 2009 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.
The award (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School), recognizes seniors who have notable achievements in four areas: classroom, character, community and competition.
McArthur, a native of Seffner, is a four-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and has been a representative on Florida's Student-Athlete Committee (SAC). He is also a frequent speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' meetings and visits the pediatric care unit at Shands Hospital (where he was once a patient recovering from his life-threatening injuries). He has participated in wheel-chair basketball with Special Olympians and is a member of the Big Brothers' organization in which he often brings children to practice, giving them an opportunity to meet Gator baseball players.
The 10 finalists will be placed on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award baseball ballot for a nationwide vote beginning today and concluding May 31. Fan balloting, available on the award’s official website www.seniorclassaward.com, will be combined with votes from coaches, media and sponsors to determine the recipient of the award.
The winner will receive the award during the NCAA Men’s College World Series in Omaha, this June.