Carico Named Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Aug. 25, 2011
Overland Park, Kan. – University of Miami volleyball student-athlete Lane Carico is one of 30 women’s volleyball student-athletes from around the nation to be named a candidate for the 2011 Lowe’s Senior CLASS award.
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.
A 5-11 outside hitter from Manhattan Beach, Calif., Carico was tabbed the school’s first AVCA All-America selection following the 2010 season as she helped the Canes to their second NCAA Tournament appearance in as many years. She is a three-time AVCA All-East Region performer, in addition to being a two-time All-Atlantic Coast Conference player. On Tuesday, she was selected to the Preseason All-ACC Team voted on by head coaches from around the league.
Coming into the 2011 season, Carico looks to break the school record for kills, needing just 139 more to break Karla Johnson’s school record of 1,484 set from 2002-05. Last season, Carico became the first player in UM history to amass 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career.
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Lowe’s 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.
With the addition of Carico, the 2011 candidate class includes nine AVCA All-Americans and eight honorable mention All-Americans from last season. More than half of the 30 have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better. Lowe’s, an official Corporate Partner of the NCAA, will announce the Senior CLASS Award winner during the 2011 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, which will be played December 15 and 17 in San Antonio, Texas.
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 finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For a complete list of this year’s candidates, please visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
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