Madison Shipman named Senior CLASS winner in softball

NORMAN, OK - MAY 23 2014: Shortstop Madison Shipman #44 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals between the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Oklahoma Sooners at OU Softball Complex in Norman, OK.  Photo By Andrew Bruckse/Tennessee Athletics

Photo by Andrew Bruckse/Tennessee Athleti, University of Tennessee Athletics

NORMAN, OK - MAY 23 2014: Shortstop Madison Shipman #44 of the Tennessee Lady Volunteers during game 1 of the NCAA Super Regionals between the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers and the Oklahoma Sooners at OU Softball Complex in Norman, OK. Photo By Andrew Bruckse/Tennessee Athletics

Madison Shipman has added yet another prestigious honor.

The Tennessee senior shortstop was selected as the 2014 Senior CLASS Award winner in softball.

To be eligible, 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.

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 in their communities.

Shipman is the first Tennessee student-athlete in any sport to win the award.

“Tennessee has not only prepared me for my future career as a professional softball player and coach but has taught me the importance of community,” Shipman said in a school release. “The Tennessee softball program provided me with the opportunity to work with different charity organizations and helped me gain a true understanding of what ‘giving back’ means.’’

Shipman was named SEC player of the year and a first-team All-American.

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snowpeapod#263184 writes:

Anyone with a brain half the size of a beebee can tell by reading the statement from Madison that she is a person with first class character along the lines of Peyton Manning. Just a great ambassador for Women's athletics and the Lady Vols programs.

garyvol writes:

Kim Kardashian and Madison are both from California. The similarities end there! What a great Lady Vol we'll all remember forever.

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