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OSU pitcher finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Fri, April 28, 2017

Oklahoma State University senior Tyler Buffett is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for collegiate baseball.

The baseball award recognizes student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond. Candidates must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have outstanding achievements in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition.

Buffett, who is expected to graduate in May 2017 with degrees in marketing, business administration with an option in management and a minor in sports management, is a three-time Academic All-Big12 performer and a four-time OSU Academic Achievement Award winner. The right-handed pitcher chose to postpone his professional career to return for his senior season after being a 7th-round draft pick of the Houston Astros in the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft.

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Buffett has spent time volunteering with numerous organizations both in his hometown and in Stillwater. He’s involved with Coaches vs. Cancer and interacts with patients at children’s hospitals.

A 2017 Preseason All-American, Buffett has made 10 starts for the Cowboys this season. His five wins lead the team, and  he is second on the club with 52 strikeouts.

Finalists were selected by national media from a list of 30 candidates, and nationwide voting is open through June 7. The winner will be announced at the College World Series. Visit the Senior CLASS Award website to vote for OSU’s own Tyler Buffett.

Story by Katie Rosebrook