Kulla and McBride Named to Lowe's Senior CLASS Award List
Aug. 17, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University senior goalkeeper Natalie Kulla and defender Kerry McBride are among 30 senior female NCAA college soccer players listed as candidates for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The Lowe's Senior CLASS Award is presented each year to the outstanding senior NCAA Division I student-athlete of the year across ten different sports.
"This is a wonderful recognition for both of them," said head coach Markus Roeders. "We are proud of what they have done for Marquette University. They are very deserving to be included on this list. The Lowe's Senior CLASS award recognizes excellence on and off the field and Natalie and Kerry have truly done that so far during their career. We are excited for both of them and what their senior campaigns will hold."
Kulla, a three-year starting goalkeeper and BIG EAST Goalkeeper of the Year, is a civil engineering major with a 3.596 cumulative grade point average. Along with her league goalkeeper of the year and All-BIG EAST First Team honors, she was recognized by CoSIDA as an Academic All-Region Second Team selection and by the NSCAA as a NSCAA Scholar All-Central Region First Team honoree following the 2010 season.
Both Kulla and McBride are also very involved service projects on Marquette's campus and in the Milwaukee community, including Cure for Kirby, TOPSoccer, Hunger Clean-Up, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee and St. Vincent DePaul. Kulla also serves as MU's Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) secretary.
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.
From the list of 30 candidates, a national media committee will select ten finalists for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in early October. Those 10 names will then be placed on the official ballot for a nationwide vote. Fan balloting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award. The winner will then be announced at the NCAA Division I Women's College Cup.
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