Volleyball finalists announced for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award
October 19, 2012
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Ten NCAA® women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists 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 finalists 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 26. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place December 13 and 15 in Louisville, Kentucky.
DI Volleyball 2012 Finalists
|Alaina Bergsma||Outside Hitter||Oregon|
|Dana Cranston||Outside Hitter||Colorado State|
|Ashley Frazier||Outside Hitter||Kentucky|
|Altrese Hawkins||Outside Hitter||Memphis|
|Rachel Iaquaniello||Outside Hitter||Eastern Michigan|
|Rachael Kidder||Outside Hitter||UCLA|
|Rachel Krabacher||Outside Hitter||Dayton|
|Gina Mancuso||Outside Hitter||Nebraska|
|Sam Serley||Middle Blocker||UAB|
|Ariel Turner||Outside Hitter||Purdue|