A Texas Tech senior softball player has been selected as a candidate for an award.

Fulshear, Texas native Emily Bledsoe has been named as one of 30 candidates for the prestigious Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which is presented annually to a softball student-athlete who is not only exceptional on the diamond, but in the classroom and community as well.

Bledsoe has started in all 176 games during her time on the Texas Tech softball team, mostly at third base. She leads in career doubles for Tech.

She has been honored on the All-Big 12 second team, and was also named to the USA Softball Player Top 50 Watch List prior to this current season by the American Softball Association of America.

Bledsoe, an Advertising major, has been honored on the Dean List during her time at Tech, and also volunteers at some local elementary schools and works with the Special Olympics as well.

One other Big 12 softball player is also up for the award. Oklahoma State infielder Chelsea Garcia is also a contender for the award. The award list will be narrowed down to 10 finalists during the season, and the winner will be chosen on a national ballot by media, Division 1 head coaches, and fans.