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Contact: Christine Payton April 19, 2012
(337) 482-6397, payton@louisiana.edu

Ragin’ Cajuns softball outfielder Christi Orgeron needs your vote. She is one of 10 NCAA softball student-athletes competing for the 2012 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.

To vote for Orgeron, visit http://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote/softball_2012/ and cast your ballot. Voting is open through May 14.

As a fifth year senior, she has assisted the Cajuns to four straight regular season and tournament conference championships (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011), two Regional championships (2008, 2010), one Super Regional championship (2008), and an NCAA World Series appearance (2008). She was the Cajuns most valuable player offensively in 2011, leading the Sun Belt in all Triple Crown categories: batting .414 with 23 home runs, and a UL Lafayette single-season record of 101 RBI.

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 30 candidates announced in February. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner.

Fans are encouraged to vote on the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website through May 14. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I softball head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.

Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2012 NCAA Women’s College World Series, which will be held May 31-June 6 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


About UL Lafayette
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is the second largest university in the state, with nearly 17,000 students. It’s a public institution that awards bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. It includes diverse offerings from the humanities to scientific research and is a national leader in areas like computer science, biology and nursing. Its student-athletes – Louisiana’s Ragin’ Cajuns – compete in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate competition.

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