Senior Mallory Baum was among the 30 nominees for the Senior CLASS Award named on Tuesday.
Sept. 18, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (SMU) - Senior midfielder Mallory Baum has been nominated for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, the nominating organization announced on Tuesday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
"Getting nominated means that I am getting recognized for all of my hard work off the field, as well as my team's hard work on the field," Baum said. "I am on that list with some great people on some great teams, and the nomination is awesome."
Baum, a native of Keller, Texas, was named to the Second Team NSCAA All-Central and First Team All-Conference USA in 2011, and was named to the Preseason First Team All-C-USA team in August. She was also a member of the C-USA All-Freshman team in 2009.
In the classroom, Baum is studying Electrical Engineering with biomedical specialization and math as a double major. She has the intentions of going to Dental School upon graduation from SMU. Her current cumulative GPA is a 3.7. She has also put a lot effort into helping the local community. Baum volunteered with Tarrant Area Food Bank, where she packed grocery bags of food and helped organize a Thanksgiving feast, parties and more for less fortunate families. She also assisted with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth, playing and bonding with children who had been removed from unhealthy family situations. Baum also helped with Mayfest, Inc, a festival in Fort Worth created as a nonprofit corporation with a purpose to raise funds for community nonprofit programs and for continued improvement and awareness of the Trinity River and surrounding parks through a combination of volunteerism and community resources.
Baum scored her first goal of the 2012 season on Sunday in SMU's win over Oklahoma. The victory brought the Mustangs to 4-4 on the season, heading into the team's first C-USA game, at Houston, on Friday. Baum believes this nomination is a symbol of what could be to come for the team.
"Really, the recognition makes me even more excited for conference to start and inspires me about how much more this team can accomplish," Baum said.