Royce Hinton | Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Boswell nominated for 2016 Senior CLASS Award

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Senior middle blocker Amy Boswell has been selected as a nominee for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award, the committee announced Thursday.

Boswell is one of just 30 NCAA student-athletes who excel on and off the court to be selected as candidates for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. To be eligible for the award, the student-athletes must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence — community, classroom, character and competition.

Boswell maintains a 3.90 GPA in her nursing major. Last year, she was named an AVCA Third-Team All-American and the West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year. She has shown her character by being a team leader and was named a team captain for the second-straight year. Additionally, Boswell has been an active member of the community, volunteering to give flu shots on campus and actively participating in church callings.

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.

Of the 30 candidates, 27 have grade point averages of 3.0 or higher, including 14 with a GPA of 3.5 or higher. There are 15 returning AVCA All-Americans, including Boswell, and nine are members of teams ranked in the AVCA preseason coaches’ poll.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in 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 exemplifies excellence in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.

Volleyball 2016 Candidates

Name

Position

School

Inky Ajanaku

Middle Blocker

Stanford University

Jazzmin Babers

Middle Blocker

Texas A&M

Abbey Bessler

Outside Hitter

Xavier University

Jess Bird

Outside Hitter

Creighton

Amy Boswell

Middle blocker

BYU

Katie Brand

Setter

Kansas State University

Hayley Farrer

Setter

Idaho State University

Claire Felix

Middle Blocker

UCLA

Tessa Fournier

Libero

Seton Hall University

Janey Goodman

Right Side Hitter

James Madison

Carly Kan

Outside Hitter

University of Missouri

Grace Kauth

Outside Hitter

Cleveland State University

Hannah Klemm

Setter

Hofstra University

Laini Leindecker

Outside Hitter

University at Albany

Valeria León

Libero

Ohio State University

Dani Mostrom

Libero

Wichita State

Demi Muses

Middle Blocker

University of New Hampshire

Meghan Niemann

Middle Blocker

Marquette University

Megan O’Sullivan

Middle Blocker

Fairfield University

Kayla Ostrom

Setter

Lipscomb University

Chloe Reinig

Outside Hitter

Michigan State University

Kadie Rolfzen

Outside Hitter

Nebraska

Keelin Severtson

Setter

University of New Hampshire

Ashley Smith

Outside Hitter

TCU

Lauren Smith

Middle Blocker

Creighton

Hannah Tapp

Right Side Hitter/ Middle Blocker

University of Minnesota

Paige Tapp

Middle Blocker

University of Minnesota

Teegan Van Gunst

Outside Hitter

Georgia Tech

Cassie Wait

Libero

University of Kansas

Taylor Whittingham

Libero

University of Southern California

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