Kevin Courtney named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award

Kevin Courtney after he and the #Seawolves

April 30, 2014


Courtney at the Head of His CLASS (Stony Brook University feature)

Overland Park, Kan. - Senior Kevin Courtney (Lindenhurst, N.Y.) of the Stony Brook baseball team has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate baseball. 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.

Courtney was named one of 30 candidates on March 19 and has now made the cut down to the final 10. 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 during the 2014 College World Series® in June.

Fans can vote online once per day per device by visiting the Senior CLASS website. Fan voting counts for 1/3 of the overall voting and runs until June 9.

Courtney is a four-year starter for the #Seawolves and has been integral towards the team's success. In 2011, he was an America East All-Rookie team selection after hitting .306 for a team that won 42 games. In 2012, he helped Stony Brook advance to the College World Series after hitting .293 with 38 RBI and earning NCAA Coral Gables Regional All-Tournament honors. He will be remembered for making a diving catch in the stands in game one of the NCAA Super Regional at LSU and hitting a home run off of future Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman in game two. In 2013, he led America East during conference play by hitting .348 with six homers and 28 RBI on his way to All-America East first team honors.

This season, Courtney leads America East with 33 RBI and 29 runs scored and is top 10 in the conference in hitting (.327), slugging (.429), on-base percentage (.409), hits (51), doubles (11), total bases (67) and walks (20).

Off the field, Courtney has been involved in numerous community service activities, including taking an active role in Stony Brook's Hurricane Sandy relief in 2012, spending time with veterans at the Long Island Veterans Home, spending the day playing baseball with disabled children at The Miracle League and surprising young cancer patients with presents during the holiday season at the Stony Brook Cancer Center.