Elam named finalist for Senior CLASS award

NORMAN – Oklahoma senior softball captain Lynnsie Elam was selected as one of 10 finalists for the 2022 Senior CLASS Award for Softball Student-Athletes. The organization announced the finalists on Thursday.

The award honors NCAA Division I seniors or graduate students who have achieved notable achievement in four areas of excellence: community, class, character, and competition.

Elam, a three-year captain for the Sooners, has excelled on and off the court throughout his time at Norman.

The Chickasha, Okla., native has played in nearly 200 games and started 150 in her five seasons. She has a career batting average of .306 to go with 37 home runs and 122 RBIs. In her primary catcher position, she ranks second in program history with a .993 career save percentage, recording 1,051 strikeouts and 68 assists for just eight errors. She has twice competed in the Women’s College World Series, helping the Sooners win their fifth national title in program history in 2021.

Off the pitch, Elam is an exceptional student and member of the local community. A double major in health and exercise sciences and psychology, she holds a 3.87 GPA and was a three-time selection to the Academic All-Big 12 first team.

The Sooner receiver uses her platform to give back to the younger generation with numerous speaking engagements at local high and elementary schools, speaking about her faith and experience as a Division I student-athlete and national champion. Additionally, Elam is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the University of Oklahoma.

Fan voting is now open here and will continue through May 23 with the Senior CLASS 2022 award announcement ahead of the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City in June. Fan voting will be combined with those of the media and Division I head coaches to determine the winner.

Acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying School, the Senior CLASS award focuses on the student-athlete community and encourages students to use their sports platforms to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

For more information on each of the finalists, visit SeniorCLASSAward.com.

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