Alabama senior Sydney Littlejohn was named one of 30 candidates for the 2017 Senior CLASS award, which celebrates senior student-athletes who use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as community leaders.

The Senior CLASS award, which stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, is awarded each year to a senior student-athlete that best exemplifies the four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the season, 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 with the winner announced at the Women’s College World Series.

The senior from Rusk, Texas recently completed her undergraduate degree in exercise science and is currently pursuing a master’s in human performance with a sport management track. Last season she was named a CoSIDA Academic All-American and has earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll each of the last three seasons. On the field, Littlejohn earned NFCA All-America honors in 2016, leading the team with 23 wins. In 2015, she threw a pair of perfect games, becoming the first pitcher to do so in program history. Currently, she ranks fifth all-time at Alabama with a 1.82 career ERA and seventh with a .210 opposing batting average.

Charlotte Morgan (2010), Kayla Braud (2013) and Haylie McCleney (2016) previously won the award at Alabama, while Kaila Hunt (2014) was a finalist.