Kristen Hahn (Iowa State), Caroline Jarmoc (Kansas), Sallie McLaurin (Oklahoma) and Bailey Webster (Texas) are among 30 NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award.
The Big 12’s four candidates ties for second-most selections among all conferences.
Hahn is a 3.42 GPA student in Iowa State’s kinesiology program. A two-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team recipient, she was named to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-District team in 2012. Scheduled to graduate in May 2014, Hahn plans on moving to Europe to play professionally with an eye on becoming a member of the USA Volleyball National Team. Outside of volleyball, Hahn wants to go on to graduate school to pursue a career in physical therapy.
Jarmoc was named Academic All-Big 12 First Team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team following a memorable 2012 season. While leading the Big 12 Conference in attack percentage, Jarmoc also kept a 3.23 GPA in her fourth year in the Chemical Engineering program. An international student with dual citizenship in Canada and Poland, Jarmoc’s application to the School of Engineering was accepted while the international player was acclimating herself to the speed and style of American volleyball.
McLaurin is a two-time Academic All-Big 12 first-team selection and has been named to the OU Dean’s Honor Roll (3.50-3.99 GPA) four times. She has also been named to the OU President’s Honor Roll (4.00 GPA) once, was a five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection and a five-time Sooner Scholar.
A five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection Webster graduated with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communication in December 2012 and is currently enrolled in graduate classes. She earned the 2012 UT Arthur Ashe, Jr., Sports Scholar Award and V.F. "Doc" Neuhaus Award honors.
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.
The Big 12 volleyball season starts on Friday, Aug. 30, with conference play beginning on Wednesday, September 25.