Volleyball Candidates Announced for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award

October 02, 2019

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (October 2, 2019) – Thirty NCAA® women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected today as candidates for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate volleyball. Included in the list of candidates are four student-athletes from reigning national champion Stanford, marking the first time in award history that four members of the same team have been listed as candidates in the same year.

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 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. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.

For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

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Volleyball 2019 Candidates

Name Position School
Frances Arnautou Setter Yale University
Allie Barber Outside Hitter Marquette University
Madelyn Cole Setter Creighton
Lee Ann Cunningham Libero Rice
Madison Duello Outside hitter University of Wisconsin
Leah Edmond Outside Hitter Kentucky
Ann Ernst Outside Hitter Loyola University Maryland
Audriana Fitzmorris Opposite Stanford University
Yumi Garcia Libero Charlotte
Jenna Gray Setter Stanford University
Madison Green Setter/Opposite Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Tessa Grubbs Outside Hitter University of Tennessee
Hollann Hans Outside Hitter Texas A&M
Cassie Haut Middle Blocker/Right Side Eastern Michigan University
Morgan Hentz Libero Stanford University
Sigourney Kame Outside Hitter Florida Atlantic
Madelyn Kaprelyan Opposite Central Connecticut State University
Mary Lake Libero Brigham Young University
Khalia Lanier Outside Hitter USC
Laura Masciullo Outside Hitter Hofstra University
Blake Mohler Middle Blocker Purdue University
Grace Morgan Middle Blocker Rice
Kathryn Plummer Outside Hitter Stanford University
Anne Rasmussen Libero University of South Dakota
Amber Seaman Setter Ball State University
Mikayla Shields Right Side/Opposite South Carolina
Shelly Stafford Middle Blocker Baylor
Emily Stroup Outside Hitter University of Mississippi
Micaya White Outside Hitter University of Texas
Stephanie Williams Outside Hitter University of Pittsburgh