Army West Point baseball saw firstie pitcher Cam Opp named a candidate for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award. Opp is one of 30 NCAA baseball student-athletes who excel both on and off the diamond. 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. "For the three years I have had the privilege of getting to know and coach Cam Opp, he is someone who has stood out as a tremendous person and team leader," head coach Jim Foster said.
"He has turned himself into an elite college baseball player and has always been an extremely bright individual and great cadet-athlete. He is someone who is very committed to being the best he can be in all facets of cadet life. Cam is a two-time Academic All-Patriot League recipient and has worked hard to be primed for a solid senior season. "To cap off his West Point career, Cam will graduate and serve in the highly-coveted Aviation branch. I think Cam has a very bright future and is an outstanding candidate for the Senior CLASS Award." Opp excels across all pillars at the Academy and is recognized not only by his teammates but also the academy's leadership for his accomplishments. Academically, Opp boasts a 3.578 grade-point average. For this feat, he dons the golden "wreath and star" on his military uniform for the Superintendent's Award for Excellence to distinguish his top-5 percent ranking across all four pillars. He has earned Dean's List honors every semester he's been enrolled, while also garnering the Distinguished Cadet Award, Master of the Sword Award and a German Proficiency Badge. Opp is the captain of the Fed Challenge Team as well, which is a Federal Reserve-sponsored collegiate competition. Read more.