Three Pac-10 Volleyball Players Named Candidates For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - A trio of AVCA All-American Pac-10 volleyball players were named candidates for the first-ever Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in volleyball, it was announced Thursday. CALIFORNIA senior setter Carli Lloyd, STANFORD senior outside hitter Alix Klineman and WASHINGTON senior setter Jenna Hagglund represent the Conference as candidates.

Lloyd, a two-time AVCA All-American and NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team member, is Cal's first All-American setter. As a junior, she earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors. She tallied 11.24 assists per set, fifth in the Pac-10, to go with 2.33 digs and 1.59 points per set. A social welfare major with a minor in education, Lloyd carries a 3.53 GPA and is on track to graduate in May 2011. Lloyd aspires to become a family counselor or marriage counselor due to her enthusiasm for working with children. She currently works with youth as an after-school tutor.

A three-time AVCA All-American and All-Pac-10 honoree, Klineman led the Cardinal in kills for the third consecutive year (4.25 kps). Klineman, an art major and political science minor, has a 3.53 GPA and is interested in pursuing a career in photography. She was named a CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Second Team All-American and Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention last season. Klineman has been very involved with mentoring and guiding young girls whether at camps, with the national team or on a volunteer basis. A few of her community service activities include coaching the Super Spikers Volleyball Camp at Stanford and working with the Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative (BAWSI) as a featured speaker and mentor for girls.

Hagglund, a two-time AVCA All-American, sits in second place on Washington's career assists chart with 3,996. Last season she ran the Huskies offense that led the Pac-10 in attack percentage (.288). Hagglund, a two-time CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII team selection, carries a 3.53 GPA in business administration. She has done volunteer work at Seattle Children's Hospital as well as the Ronald McDonald House. She was a team captain in 2009 and the team's representative to the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (WSAAC) for two years, a post selected by her teammates.

The Lowe's Senior CLASS Award is given to student-athletes who excel on and off the court. 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 excellent - community, classroom, character and competition.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 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. The winner will be announced the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in December.

To see the full list of candidates, visit http://www.seniorclassaward.com.

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