Norfolk State Baseball: Outman a Finalist For 2016 Senior Class Award


Matt Outman HS



Norfolk State Sports Information


NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State University senior pitcher Matt Outman was named one of 10 finalists on Tuesday for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate baseball.

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.

The 10 finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 candidates announced in March. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through June 7. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. This year’s Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 College World Series® in June. For more information on all of the finalists, visit

Matt Outman 2015Outman is a redshirt senior for the Spartans this season. The 2015 MEAC Pitcher of the Year and 2016 MEAC Preseason Pitcher of the Year, Outman was a first-team All-MEAC and second-team ABCA All-East Region pick last season. He is 6-2 with a 2.91 ERA this season and carries a 22-6 career record in three seasons pitching for the green and gold.

Of the field, Outman is a two-time member of the MEAC All-Academic Team and carries a grade-point average over 3.0 as an accounting major. Outman is also active in the community, volunteering with various youth baseball programs in the South Hampton Roads area.



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