USC lefty Michael Roth, Clemson catcher Phil Phol, Citadel outfielder Nick Orvin and Charleston Southern
third baseman Trenton Moses pitcher *Charlie McCreadyare among the thirty players named as candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Thursday. The award is acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School and is based on four areas of achievement: Community, Classroom, Character and Competition.
Roth is in his second straight year as captain for the baseball team. He is a Preseason All-America selection and was a 2011 consensus All-American and CollegeBaseballInsider.com’s National Player of the Year. Last year, Roth was named to the College World Series All-Tournament Team and was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American as well. He also earned the NCAA Elite 88 award as the student-athlete with the highest GPA of all student-athletes in the 2011 College World Series.
Pohl, a two-time team co-captain, is 4-for-10 (.400) with a homer, double, and four RBIs on the young 2012 season. As a junior in 2011, he was a Second-Team All-ACC selection after hitting .333 with 43 runs, a team-high 22 doubles, four homers, and 33 RBIs in 60 games. He also was the winner of the 2011 Dedication Award for outstanding work in the strength training room and the co-winner of the 2011 Tiger Baseball Award, given to the team’s best leader. In 2010, he was honored during the College World Series Opening Ceremonies for having Clemson’s top GPA as well.
In the classroom, the management major has a 3.67 career GPA. He was a third-team Academic All-American by CoSIDA in 2011, becoming Clemson’s first Academic All-American since 1995 (Paul Galloway), and was a first-team Academic All-District III pick. He is also a three-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll and a two-time All-ACC Academic selection. Pohl is slated to receive his degree in May.
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*We corrected the first version of this post because Trenton Moses was listed as the third baseman from Charleston Southern. Moses plays for Missouri State. CSU pitcher Charlie McCready should have been listed.