By Cindy Luis
heading out to practice. don't have time to write more than this.
Thirty NCAA® women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected today as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate volleyball. 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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.
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.
Of the 30 candidates, 10 have grade point averages of 3.5 or higher and 19 are American Volleyball Coaches Association All-Americans. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
|Taylor Akana, Siena||Chloe Mann, Florida|
|Lindsey Butterfield, Bowling Green||Ali McCurdy, Duke|
|Megan Campbell, Dayton||Sallie McLaurin, Oklahoma|
|Jennifer Cross, Michigan||Ashley Neff, Florida State|
|Megan Devin, East Tennessee State||Lena Oliver, Western Michigan|
|Caitlin Dotson, Lipscomb||Lauren Plum, Oregon|
|Chelsey Feekin, Wichita State||Ashley Potts, Western Kentucky|
|Jessi Greenberg, Kentucky||Kelly Reeves, UCLA|
|Natalie Hagglund, USC||Garyn Schlatter, Portland State|
|Kristen Hahn, Iowa State||Ariel Scott, Penn State|
|Emily Hartong, Hawaii||Dani Shepherd, Pennsylvania|
|Xitlali Herrera, Texas-El Paso||Bailey Webster, Texas|
|Stephanie Holthus, Northwestern||Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State|
|Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas||Ashley Wittman, Minnesota|
|Elizabeth Koberstein, Marquette||Carly Wopat, Stanford|