Navy's Andy Tormey named as a finalist
Navy senior defenseman Andy Tormey is one of 10 Division I players selected as a finalist for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.
Tormey joins a finalist pool that includes Notre Dame's Ryan Hoff (Dulaney) and North Carolina's Grant Zimmerman (Gilman), Syracuse's Matt Abbott, Brown's Jordan Burke, Hofstra's Michael Colleluori, Colgate's Brandon Corp, Ohio State's Joel Delgarno, Virginia's Danny Glading, and Cornell's Max Seibald.
"To be one of the finalists for such a prestigious award as the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is a once in a lifetime opportunity," said Tormey, who will be commissioned as an Ensign in the Navy and will serve as a Surface Warfare Officer. "I am honored to be considered with these nine individuals, all of whom are more than deserving of this achievement. With the many prominent institutions being represented, I am proud to represent the United States Naval Academy."
The Lowe's Senior CLASS (Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School) Award recognizes student-athletes who use their standing in athletics to make a positive impact on their communities. Fan balloting, available at www.seniorclassaward.com and ending May 7, will be combined with votes from coaches and media. Fans can also vote via text messaging.
To vote for Tormey, text LAX9 to 839863. To vote for Hoff, text LAX7 to 839863. To vote for Zimmerman, text LAX10 to 839863.
The winner will be announced during the festivities of Final Four weekend between May 23-25 in Foxborough, Mass.