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Aug 28, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State women's volleyball senior Ariel Scott (Ridgewood, N.J.) has been selected as a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, as announced today. Scott is one of 30 to earn a spot on the ballot, along with four others from the Big Ten conference.
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.
Scott, a unanimous Preseason All-Big Ten selection, helped guide PSU to a spot in the NCAA National Semifinals, picking up numerous honors along the way. The 2012 First Team AVCA All-American and 2012 Big Ten Player of the Year returns to the court in 2013 for her final season after starting all 36 games last year. She led the squad with a team-best, 469 kills, averaging 3.75 per set with a .308 hitting clip. The NCAA West Lafayette Regional Championship MVP recorded double-digit kills in 24-of-26 matches.
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.
Halfway through the regular season, the candidate pool will be narrowed down to 10 finalists and the Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in December. For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
The Penn State women's volleyball 2013 season is presented by Rockvale Outlets.