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.