OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior co-captain Alexander Kerfoot has been selected as one of 15 national candidates for the Senior CLASS Award in collegiate hockey, as announced by the organization Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.
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.
Kerfoot has been a leader on and off the ice for the Crimson. He leads the team in points with 24 and is tied for the team-lead with 17 assists. He enters the weekend on a 12-game point streak and has a point in 13 of Harvard's 14 games. Off the ice, the economics major has participated in a number of the Crimson's community service projects that have included running beneficial events for Special Olympics, the One Summit foundation, cleanup of a local high school, running in the Terry Fox Run and participating in the Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge to raise money for the Travis Roy Foundation.
The 15 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists in February, and those 10 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Men's Frozen Final Four® in April.