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Volleyball Has Two Seniors Selected as Candidates for the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award

Mar 1, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY –  Thirty NCAA® women's volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected today as candidates for the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award®.

Utah volleyball has two of the 30 on the list in Dani Drews and Kenzie Koerber. University of Utah is one of three schools to have multiple student-athletes on the list.

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. 

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later this month, 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 Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in April.

For more information on all the candidates, visit

2020-21 Senior CLASS Award Volleyball Candidates:


Whitney Brown, Robert Morris University                            Alli Lowe, Colgate University

Camille Conner, Texas A&M University                  Elizaveta Lukianova, University of Miami

Gabby Curry, University of Kentucky                       Mac May, University of California, LA

Ciara Debell, Marshall University                                              Meghan McClure, Stanford University

Kylie Deberg, University of Missouri                                        Chinaza Ndee, University of Pittsburgh

Nadia Dieudonne, Western Kentucky University Caitlyn Newton, Purdue University

Dani Drews, University of Utah                                  Regan Pittman, University of Minnesota

Melissa Evans, North Carolina State University   Yossiana Pressley, Baylor University

Thana Fayad, University of San Diego                      Stephanie Samedy, University of Minnesota

Emma Granger, Robert Morris University                              Lauren Sanders, University of Washington

Paige Hammons, University of Florida                     Isabella Seman, Elon University

Stef Jankiewicz, Illinois State University                 Avery Skinner, University of Kentucky

Kenzie Koerber, University of Utah                                          Jamie Smith, Iona College

Nicole Lennon, Rice University                                   Erika Ward, Bryant University

Madison Lilley, University of Kentucky                   Anne-Marie Watson, University of Central Florida