Volleyball candidates announced for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award
September 20, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Thirty NCAA® women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as candidates today for the 2012 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.
The 2012 candidate class includes 16 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans from last season. Twenty-four of the 30 candidates have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. One of the candidates was recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as a 2011 Capital One Academic All-American. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place December 13 and 15 in Louisville, Kentucky.
The candidate class 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 exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
DI Volleyball 2012 Candidates
|Andrea Beck||Middle Blocker||Wake Forest|
|Alaina Bergsma||Outside Hitter||Oregon|
|Amy Braun||Outside Hitter||Northern Iowa|
|Danielle Carlson||Middle Hitter||Marquette|
|Dana Cranston||Outside Hitter||Colorado State|
|Kasey Elswick||Libero/DS||Tennessee at Martin|
|Ashley Frazier||Outside Hitter||Kentucky|
|Katie Fuller||Opposite Hitter||Southern California|
|Krysta Gardner||Outside Hitter||Bethune-Cookman|
|Christiana Gray||Middle Blocker||Duke|
|Andrea Hannasch||Middle Blocker||San Diego State|
|Altrese Hawkins||Outside Hitter||Memphis|
|Rachel Iaquaniello||Outside Hitter||Eastern Michigan|
|Rachael Kidder||Outside Hitter||UCLA|
|Faimie Kingsley||Middle Blocker||Denver|
|Rachel Krabacher||Outside Hitter||Dayton|
|Alison Landwehr||Setter||Iowa State|
|Gina Mancuso||Outside Hitter||Nebraska|
|Lindsey Miller||Middle Blocker||Texas A&M|
|Jodi Purdy||Outside Hitter||Wyoming|
|Sam Serley||Middle Blocker||UAB|
|Jamie Straube||Middle Blocker||Iowa State|
|Ariel Turner||Outside Hitter||Purdue|
|Kate Van Dyke||Setter||Georgia Southern|
|Breanne Van Every||Outside Hitter||Idaho State|