POSTED: 11:56 a.m. HST, Oct 12, 2011
LAST UPDATED: 06:46 p.m. HST, Oct 12, 2011
Hawaii senior Kanani Danielson is one of 10 student-athletes selected as finalists for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. To be eligible, 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 finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to determine the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on either the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award website (seniorclassaward.com/vote/) or the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Facebook fan page (facebook.com/LowesSeniorCLASSAward). Voting ends Nov. 21.
Fan votes will be combined with media and D-I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. 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 winner will be announced during the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, Dec. 15-17 in San Antonio, Texas. Other finalists are: Rachael Adams (Texas), Lane Carico (Miami, Fla.), Kaylie Gibson (North Carolina), Sarah Havel (Charleston), Kim Hill (Pepperdine), Kelsey Jewasko (Texas-San Antonio), Kelly Murphy (Florida), Tarah Murrey (Cal) and Darlene Ramdin (St. John’s, N.Y.).