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Tigh a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Tigh a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Senior Midfielder Representing No. 4 Elis


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Thirty of the top NCAA® men's lacrosse student-athletes who excel both on and off the field were selected as candidates today for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate lacrosse. Senior Jack Tigh was one of the selections, representing the No. 4 ranked Yale Lacrosse Team.

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.

Tigh, an economics major, was a 2018 first-team All-Ivy League and All-New England midfielder who made the NCAA Championships All-Tournament Team. He was also a USILA third-team All-America pick.

Tigh has volunteered for numerous outreach activities including the Vs. Cancer Foundation, Need for Speed and the Best Buddies Program.

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. 

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in the 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced in conjunction with the 2019 NCAA Men's Lacrosse National Championship in May.


For more information on all the candidates, visit




contact: Steve Conn, Yale Sports Publicity -