Beck Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Tiger Pitcher is One of 30 NCAA Baseball Candidates for the Honor

by Bill Franques | Sr. Associate Communications Director
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Beck Named Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU pitcher Matthew Beck has been named a candidate for the 2021 Senior CLASS Award. He is one of 30 NCAA baseball student-athletes selected as candidates for the honor.

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.

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 as leaders in their communities. 

Beck, a right-hander from Alexandria, La., has enjoyed a superb career at LSU, boasting a 9-1 record and a 2.59 ERA in 80 career appearances. He has recorded 119 strikeouts in 118 innings, and he has limited opponents to a .182 batting average. 

Beck has already earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from LSU, and he is currently pursuing a master’s in business administration. He is two-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll, and he was voted last May to the 2020 SEC Community Service team for his philanthropic activity. Beck was presented in February 2020 with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Service Award.

Beck wears LSU jersey No. 8, which is given each season to the upperclassman who exemplifies the spirit of LSU Baseball through his leadership and dedication to the program. 

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in May, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches, and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four C’s of community, classroom, character, and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2021 College World Series in June.

For more information on all of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.