Christi Orgeron, who has helped propel Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns softball team to a 30-1 record, and a #8 national ranking, was named one of ten NCAA softball student-athletes as a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, announced by Premier Sports Management on Wednesday.

CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.

The 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.

So far this season, Orgeron is batting a .423, with 12 home runs, and leads the country with 60 rbi's.

Orgeron recently broke the school and Sun Belt record for rbi's, and has driven in 254 runs in her career. The New Orleans, La., native needs just five doubles to become the Ragin’ Cajuns all-time leader in that department, and leads the team with a .885 slugging percentage.

UL senior outfielder Christi Orgeron


Orgeron and her teammates return to the diamond after an 11-day lay-off on Friday, when Louisiana plays host to South Alabama, in a Sun Belt Conference doubleheader at Lamson Park.