Charlotte, NC – Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer senior midfielder Tyler Gibson was selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award for men’s soccer. Gibson is one of 30 Division I men’s soccer seniors selected as candidates.
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.
Earlier this week, Gibson was named the Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch list for the second straight year.
Last season, Gibson, who was named to this year’s preseason All-Conference USA team, earned first-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors.
In 2012, Gibson, who earned first-team All-Atlantic 10 honors for the third straight season, was named first-team All-Region for the second straight year. Last season, Gibson finished tied for second on the team with six assists. He also scored three goals including game-winning goals against Stony Brook and Duquesne.
The list of 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS award will be narrowed down to 10 finalists midway through the regular 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, who will select the senior men’s soccer player who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA College Cup in December.