Greenway Alumni Finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award

Greenway Alumni Finalist for Lowe's Senior Class Award

Let's Put Richie Over the Top!
Phoenix native a Finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award

Phoenix native Richie Brockel has been named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, which honors student-athletes who are leaders in the Classroom, have great Character, are involved in the Community, and Compete at high levels. Anyone can vote for Brockel via computer or text between now and December 6. The “CLASS” acronym stands for “Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.”
 
Brockel, currently a master’s student at Boise State University, is a former Ironwood Elementary School, Desert Foothills Junior High School and Greenway High School student. He will earn his masters degree in just 4 ∏ years, while maintaining a 3.7 grade point average throughout his college career. He is a three-time member of the Western Athletic Conference All-Academic Football Team, and received first-team ESPN the Magazine District 8 All-Academic honors in 2008.  Brockel (6-2, 250) is a third-year starter for the Bronco offense who has recorded five receptions for 44 yards and one touchdown in six games this season. He has also been an integral part of the Boise State rushing attack over the past three years.
 
Starting fullback for the Boise State football team, Brockel was named to the initial nomination list for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award in September. In being named a finalist, Brockel has been recognized as one of 10 NCAA Division I FBS seniors that has made extraordinary achievements in four areas: classroom, character, community and competition.
 
A young man of outstanding character, Brockel was selected this past July as a nominee for the 2009 Allstate/American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Good Work Team. He has been a guest speaker in Washington Elementary School District classrooms talking about avoiding negative peer pressure influences. His slogan is “You are who you roll with.”  
 
To participate in this vote-by-the-public program from a computer, log on to  www.seniorCLASSaward.com
<http://www.seniorclassaward.com/?SPSID=48553&amp;SPID=4061&amp;DB_OEM_ID=9900> and click the box for Richie Brockel. To vote by text message, text 74567, then type F2 in the message box, then push “send.” (Participants may cast one vote per computer per day and one text vote per phone per day.) Fan votes will be combined with votes from coaches and media members to determine the winner. The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced in early January.
 
Let’s show the entire country that Arizona supports its scholar / athletes and ask listeners and/or viewers to text in  their votes at the same time. We can all “Roll with Richie” together.