Feb. 20, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Logan Schuss, a senior co-captain on the Ohio state men’s lacrosse team, has been named one of 20 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. 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.
The candidate class, which includes four ECAC players, will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and those 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 one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Lacrosse Championships in Philadelphia May 25-27.
Schuss is a three-time first team All-ECAC selection, the 2012 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year and the 2010 ECAC Rookie of the Year. He was a USILA third team All-American in 2012 and an honorable mention selection in 2010. A physical education major, he is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten and ECAC All-Academic selection and a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. On a team that places a great deal of importance on community service, Schuss is among the leaders in volunteer hours each season.
The Ladner, British Columbia, native ranks third in Ohio State history with 178 points and 111 goals, ranking third among current NCAA players in career points. This season, Schuss, the reigning ECAC Offensive Player of the Week and the league’s preseason player of the year, has a league-best 13 points, including nine goals. He has a point in each of his 47 games played for the Scarlet and Gray, with multiple points in all but three outings.
In 2012, Buckeye defenseman Matt Kawamoto was a first team Senior CLASS Award selection and Ohio State’s Joel Dalgarno was a second team honoree in 2009.