Women’s volleyball candidates announced for 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
August 25, 2011
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 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. 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 Lowe’s 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 2011 candidate class includes nine American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans and eight honorable mention All-Americans from last season. More than half of the 30 have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Two of the candidates were recognized by the College Sports Information Directors of America as 2010 Academic All-Americans. Ten of the candidates play for teams ranked in the AVCA preseason top 25 poll. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award® winner during the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will be played December 15 and 17 in San Antonio.
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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
Volleyball 2011 Candidates
|Rachael Adams||Middle Blocker||Texas|
|Kendall Bateman||Setter||Southern California|
|Michelle Burow||Middle Blocker||Northern Iowa|
|Lane Carico||Outside Hitter||Miami|
|Lucy Charuk||Middle Blocker||Houston|
|Kanani Danielson||Outside Hitter||Hawai'i|
|Kaylie Gibson||Libero||North Carolina|
|Sarah Havel||Middle Blocker||College of Charleston|
|Kim Hill||Middle Blocker/Opposite||Pepperdine|
|Kristin Hoffman||Setter||Northern Illinois|
|Mary Elizabeth Hooper||Setter||Wichita State|
|Alex Hunt||Outside Hitter||Michigan|
|Kayla Jeter||Outside Hitter||Tennessee|
|Kelsey Jewasko||Libero||Texas-San Antonio|
|Liz McArthur||Outside Hitter||Utah State|
|Tarah Murrey||Outside Hitter||California|
|Dana Powell||Outside Hitter||SMU|
|Darlene Ramdin||Outside Hitter/Middle Hitter||St. John's (New York)|
|Jenilee Rathje||OH/MB||Michigan State|
|Stacey Schmidt||RS/MB||UC Santa Barbara|
|Tanya Schmidt||Middle Blocker||Santa Clara|
|Betsy Sedlak||Middle Blocker||UC Davis|
|Kelsea Seymour||Setter||Southern Mississippi|
|Regina Thomas||Middle Blocker||Mississippi|
|Hannah Veith||Middle Blocker||Robert Morris|
|Vineece Verdun||Middle Blocker||Georgia State|