Franklin named CLASS candidate

Maple Ridge softball star Larissa Franklin has been honoured for her achievements in the NCAA.

Larissa Franklin excells on and off the field.

Maple Ridge softball star Larissa Franklin has been honoured for her achievements in the NCAA.

The Western Kentucky University softball outfielder was named one of 30 Senior CLASS Award candidates for her accomplishments on and off the field, the organization announced on Thursday.

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.

Franklin, a NFCA All-Region and All-Conference center fielder, has excelled in the leadoff spot for WKU. She leads the Lady Toppers with a .431 batting average and 25 hits, with a team-high 15 runs and five steals in 16 games.

Her talents exceed the collegiate game, as she has played with the Canadian National Team multiple times and was recently one of 15 athletes selected to play for her home country in the Pan American Games this summer.

Franklin is equally impressive in the classroom. She was named to the Academic honor rolls numerous times while at IPFW. Earning Academic All-Summit League honors, the psychology major is minoring in health and nutrition.

“Larissa is a great all-around student-athlete who excels in life,” said WKU head coach Amy Tudor, who coached Franklin in her first two years at IPFW. “She impacts people and gives her very best to make herself better and those around her better.”

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2015 Women’s College World Series on May 28.


Just Posted

Maple Ridge chef tops in B.C. for agriculture in the classroom

Chef Brian Smith named the B.C. Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Flames drop to eighth in PJHL

Ridge loses two games over the weekend

Man known to frequent Maple Ridge wanted by Langley RCMP

An arrest warrant is out for Bryce Telford for allegedly impersonating a police officer

New Maple Ridge council has old problem: Albion flats

Staff asking for politicians to decide direction

Canada’s archive buys rare book that hints at Nazi plans for North America

The 1944 book may have served as a blueprint for a Nazi purge

Teravainen’s 3 points lift Hurricanes to 5-2 win over Canucks

Vancouver heads into all-star break on losing note

B.C. hospital apologizes for veteran’s five-day hallway stay

Clinical director of Victoria General Hospital says case of retired veteran ‘definitely excessive’

Speaker Darryl Plecas says ‘justice’ needed for legislature employees

Plecas spoke to media at the opening of a pedestrian and cycling bridge in Abbotsford Wednesday

Advocate hopes B.C. legislature scandal leads to more transparency

‘Depressing’ that it takes a scandal to inspire freedom of information reform, says Sara Neuert

‘Dr. Lipjob’ avoids jail, gets 30-day suspended sentence

She will have to serve the 30 days in prison if she commits a breach during her two-year’s probation

Ex-Mountie involved in Taser death at Vancouver airport sues government

Kwesi Millington claims he acted in accordance with RCMP training

47 men arrested by Vancouver police for allegedly seeking sex with teenage girls

Seven of those arrested have been charged as part of a two-month operation

Surrey farmers taking stock of revamped Canada Food Guide

Products that were once big at the table — like meat and dairy — have been put on the back-burner

Most Read