STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford senior middle blocker Carly Wopat has been named one of the top-30 candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, the organization announced today. Wopat is one of four representatives from the Pac-12 Conference.
Wopat is a two-time All-American, nabbing first team honors last year from both the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine. Wopat, a native of Santa Barbara, Calif., was an All-Pac-12 pick in 2012 and finished the season in the top-10 in the conference in hitting percentage (.399) and blocks per set (1.45).
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 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 exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will take place December 19 and 21 in Seattle.
Joining Wopat from the Pac-12 Conference are USC’s Natalie Hagglund, Oregon’s Lauren Plum and UCLA’s Kelly Reeves.
Stanford opens the 2013 campaign on Friday, Aug. 30 in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Cardinal and UCSB Gauchos will square off at Noon.