Roesch Selected as Softball Candidate for 2013 Senior CLASS Award

GO TERRIERS Emily Roesch graduated cum laude from BU back in May and is currently pursuing a master's in public relations.
Emily Roesch graduated cum laude from BU back in May and is currently pursuing a master's in public relations.

Feb. 20, 2013

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A two-time NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete and America East All-Conference Team honoree, Boston University softball standout Emily Roesch has been named one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. 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.

On the field, Roesch made an immediate impact for the Terriers earning 2009 America East Rookie of the Year honors by hitting .278 with 44 hits and 23 RBIs. Named to an All-Conference Team in each of her three seasons, she has started in 145 of 147 games played and been a key contributor in BU"s three America East championships and NCAA tournament bids.

After redshirting the 2011 season due to injury, she received All-AE First Team accolades in 2012 by batting .281 with 10 doubles and five home runs. She blasted a two-run homer in a win over then-No. 25 South Florida and helped the Terriers post a 41-16 (.716) record for the highest winning percentage in program history. Her stellar defensive presence at second helped BU rank 17th in the nation in fielding percentage for the season.

Excelling in the classroom, Roesch graduated last May cum laude from BU with a communications degree and GPA of 3.48 and is currently pursuing a master's in public relations. She was named the 2012 America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a Scarlet Key recipient last spring. The Scarlet Key is given to selected seniors at BU who are evaluated highly on leadership, commitment, representation, tradition and academics.

Ever since moving to BU from Florida in the fall of 2008, Roesch has dedicated much of her free time to helping the community, both on and off campus. She has volunteered with the Making Strides Against Breast event each of the last five years and helped create a Haiti Relief Fund. Amongst some of her other activities, she's also served as a coordinator for the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on campus and been involved with the College for Every Student program.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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 community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City May 30 through June 5.

Roesch is the second-ever Terrier to be named a candidate since the award was created in 2007. April Setterlund ('11) reached the final ballot before earning Senior CLASS Second Team All-America honors.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

The Softball Candidates
Emily Allard, Northwestern
Brooke Andresen, Loyola (Chicago)
Nikki Armagost, Pacific
Jennifer Barnett, Northern Illinois
B.B. Bates, UCLA
Kayla Braud, Alabama
Amy Buntin, Notre Dame
Allie Cashion, Appalachian State
Raven Chavanne, Tennessee
Kelly Coker, Rhode Island
Kara Dill, Kentucky
Kara Dornbos, Central Michigan
Rachele Fico, LSU
Olivia Galati, Hofstra
Mikkel Griffin, Southern Utah
Jolene Henderson, California
Kelsey Horton, Florida
Maggie Hull, Kansas
Shannon Jones, Siena
Courtney Liddle, Virginia Tech
Blaire Luna, Texas
Kelly Majam, Hawai’i
Jenna Marston, Missouri
Jennifer Ong, Yale
Jenna Rich, Stanford
Keilani Ricketts, Oklahoma
Emily Roesch, Boston University
Jessica Shults, Oklahoma
Stephanie Thompson, Brown
Brianna Turang, Oklahoma



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