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“This is a tremendous honor that goes beyond any on-field accomplishments and honors,” said Lowe. “I am simply flattered that anyone would recognize what I do as a person, and in that regard, this award should not go to me as much as it should go to my family for making me who I am."
Lowe is the Pac-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and later this week is expected to become just the second, four-time First Team All-American in softball history at
While developing herself into one of the best softball players in the nation, Lowe has also been a model student and community leader. She is on track to graduate with a major in Psychology and a minor in Business. She is a leader on campus, working with PAL ?-
"This award could not go to a better person,” said
"This is an extremely exciting time of year for us at Lowe's because awarding the Senior CLASS Award is about so much more than honoring talented athletes," said Bob Gfeller, SVP of Marketing and Advertising at Lowe’s. "The Lowe's Senior CLASS Award is about acknowledging hard-working students who embody the spirit of their communities. Caitlin has set a great example for us as she reflects on the goals she has accomplished and the promising future ahead of her."
Earlier this year, Lowe’s announced the addition of softball and three other NCAA sports to the award program that originally was launched in 2001 with basketball. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award has grown into the nation’s premier tribute to college seniors.
The award identifies personal qualities that define a complete student athlete, with criteria including excellence in the classroom, character and community, as well as competition in sports.