Kyle Wimer Selected as Candidate for Lowe's Senior Class Award

Baltimore--UMBC's Kyle Wimer (Lancaster, Pa./Hempfield) has been selected as a candidate for the  Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

The senior midfielder is amongst twenty NCAA men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were tabbed as candidates for the honor. 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 classroom, character, community and competition.

Wimer was named to the 2010 Inside Lacrosse First-Team preseason All-America squad and will serve as one of the team's captains this spring. He was selected as a 2009 USILA All-American and an America East First-Team All-Conference midfielder.  The business technology administration major has 98 career points (53 goals, 45 assists) and set career highs in goals (24), assists (18) and total points (42) last season.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe's 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.

This year's candidate class includes 13 student-athletes on teams ranked in the Nike/Inside Lacrosse media preseason top 20 poll. The Retrievers are ranked No. 14 in that poll and No. 11 (tied) in the preseason USILA poll. In addition, nine candidates, including Wimer, are on the preseason Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Division I All-American list.
Lowe's, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the 2010 Senior CLASS Awardâ„¢ winner at the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore May 29-31.

The 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, 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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of classroom, character, community and competition.