Matt Outman Named Senior CLASS All-American


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NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State senior pitcher Matt Outman was named Friday to the Senior CLASS Award All-America first team.

Outman was selected earlier this spring as one of 10 finalists for this year’s Senior CLASS Award, which was given Friday to Matt Parrish of Campbell. Joining Parrish and Outman on the Senior CLASS first team were Kyle Funkhouser of Louisville, Thomas Hackimer of St. John’s and Jason Goldstein of Illinois. The other five finalists comprised the Senior CLASS All-America second team: Taylor Jones of Gonzaga, Greg Kaiser of IPFW, Paschal Petrongolo of Jacksonville State, Joey Roach of Georgia State and Thomas Woodrey of Miami (Fla.).

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award<> honors the attributes of senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. The award program is designed exclusively for college seniors who are utilizing their complete athletic eligibility, remaining committed to their university and pursuing the many rewards a senior season can bring.

Outman concluded a stellar career at NSU last month, helping the Spartans to a 29-21 record, a second consecutive MEAC Northern Division regular-season title and a runner-up finish in the MEAC tournament. Outman finished his senior season with a 7-4 record and a 3.00 ERA. He struck out 71 batters and tossed three shutouts en route to second straight MEAC Pitcher of the Year and All-MEAC first team awards.

A former transfer from Lynchburg College, Outman concluded his three years in the Green & Gold with a 23-8 record, 3.02 ERA and 211 strikeouts. He leaves NSU tied for the school record in career victories, fifth in strikeouts and tied for sixth in both innings pitched and ERA. 

A regular on the NSU Athletics Director’s Honor Roll, Outman graduated with a double major in accounting and finance in May.

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