Haylie McCleney Wins Senior CLASS Award
McCleney is the third award winner in program history, joining Charlotte Morgan and Kayla Braud
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (rolltide.com) – Alabama senior Haylie McCleney is the recipient of this year’s Senior CLASS Award, which celebrates senior student-athletes who use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as community leaders.
McCleney is the third Senior CLASS Award winner in program history, joining Charlotte Morgan (2010) and Kayla Braud (2013). 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.
“It’s an honor to wear the jersey and be mentioned alongside some of the best players in program history who have also won the award in Charlotte Morgan and Kayla Braud,” McCleney said. “We’re instilled every day to work hard in everything we do, whether it’s on the field, in the classroom or in the community. We are just trying to make an impact every single day.”
McCleney is a three-time First Team Academic All-American and a two-time Academic All-American of the Year selection, just the third two-time winner since the award win introduced in 1988. She is the Southeastern Conference’s H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year this season and was the SEC’s Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year last year. McCleney owns a 4.0 cumulative grade point average in exercise science.
On the field, McCleney is Alabama’s career leader in batting average (.447), on-base percentage (.570), walks (198) and triples (16) and owns top-five marks in runs (2nd, 279), stolen base percentage (2nd, .944), slugging percentage (3rd, .690), hits (4th, 310) and stolen bases (5th, 118). She is a three-time All-American and has the chance to become the program’s sixth four-time All-American with an award this season.