Viera, FL– May 31, 2017- USSSA Pride draftee, Alex Powers, has been selected as the 2017 Senior CLASS Award winner in softball.

The award honors NCAA Division I senior student-athletes with notable achievements in community, classroom, character and competition otherwise known as the four areas of excellence. Powers is the third FSU student-athlete to win the Senior CLASS Award joining former teammate Lacey Waldrop who won the award back in 2015.

The Florida State infielder recently ended her collegiate career in a loss against the LSU Tigers in the Tallahassee Super Regional this past Sunday but is forever grateful for the time she spent as a Nole and adds one more accolade that is the Senior CLASS Award right before she begins her next softball chapter.

“Receiving the Senior CLASS Award is a great honor, and Coach Alameda has helped shape the Florida State softball program into a very family and community-oriented culture, where we can be successful both on and off the field,” said Powers, who helped the Seminoles to two Women’s College World Series appearances during her career. “My time at Florida State and learning from all of my coaches has pushed me to be my best and grow the game because I love my team and love everything the game of softball has taught me. I’m grateful for the lessons I’ve learned through teamwork, through adversity, through success and through failure. And those are all things I can take with me through life and grow from these last five years at Florida State.”

This summer won’t look too different for the Melbourne, FL native who will be joining the USSSA Pride under FSU Head Coach Lonni Alameda along with teammate Jessica Burroughs back in her hometown in Brevard county where the Pride will be playing their home games at USSSA Space Coast Stadium.

“We are extremely excited about Alex Powers receiving this great honor,” said Head Coach Lonni Alameda. “She has worked so hard for this program and has been one of our leaders among an amazing senior class that all build on each other. AP has grown so much in every aspect of her life, and we are very proud of her and know that she represents Seminole Softball both on and off the field daily. It is neat to see others recognize her for that as well.”

USSSA begins the 2017 season on June 8 in Viera, FL against the Akron Racers at USSSA Space Coast Complex.

For tickets to any of the 2017 season games visit usssapride.com/tickets

About USSSA Florida Pride: The USSSA Florida Pride is a professional franchise in the National Pro Fastpitch League that is owned and operated by USSSA. The amateur organization of USSSA has multi-sport coverage and encompasses teams and players from the United States and abroad.

About USSSA: USSSA is headquartered in Osceola County, Florida. USSSA is the World’s Largest Multi-sport Athletic Organization. Founded in 1968, USSSA has grown to over 3.7 million participants, competing in 13 nationally sanctioned sports including Baseball, Fastpitch, Slow Pitch, Karate, Basketball, Soccer and more! For more information on USSSA and to register your team visit USSSA.com. Also be sure to visit USSSAToday.com for the latest USSSA.

About National Pro Fastpitch (NPF)
National Pro Fastpitch (NPF), an Official Development Partner of Major League Baseball since 2004, provides elite female athletes with an opportunity to pursue a professional career in fastpitch softball beyond their collegiate and amateur success.  The NPF affiliate teams consist of the Akron Racers, Beijing Shougang Eagles, Chicago Bandits, Scrap Yard Dawgs, Texas Charge and USSSA Florida Pride for the 2017 season. National Pro Fastpitch players hail from the United States, Australia, Canada and China among which are the most accomplished and talented athletes in the sport of women’s softball.

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