USC's Penelope Hocking Named a Finalist for Senior CLASS Award
LOS ANGELES – USC women's soccer standout senior Penelope Hocking was named one of 10 finalists for the 2021 Women's Soccer Senior CLASS Award, given each year an NCAA Division I senior who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition.
Hocking has been a star both on and off the field for the Trojans, earning academic and athletic All-American honors during her career. The USC forward became the Trojans' all-time leading scorer this season, while also maintaining a 3.31 GPA as a computer science major.
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 finalists were chosen by a selection committee from a list of 30 candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 22. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2021 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup championships in December.