Morgan Proffitt a Senior CLASS Award candidate
Oct. 7, 2016
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas - Marquette University senior Morgan Proffitt was one of 30 women's soccer student-athletes named as candidates for the Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Friday afternoon.
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.
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.
Proffitt, an operations and supply chain management major, is the sixth Golden Eagle to earn recognition as a candidate for the award, following former teammate Jacie Jermier (2015) as well as Ally Miller (2012), Natalie Kulla (2011), Kerry McBride (2011) and Katie Miller (2010).
The 2016 BIG EAST Conference Preseason Player of the Year has posted three goals and three assists midway through her final campaign and has led the Golden Eagles to a 5-0-1 record in contests that she has tallied a point. She has started 75 of the 77 matches in her career and has recorded eight goals, including four match winners.
The Columbus, Indiana native competed earlier this summer with the United States Under-23 Women's National Team and also was named to the watch list for the 2016 Missouri Athletic Club's (MAC) Hermann Trophy, the top individual honor in college soccer.
She was a NSCAA All-Northeast Region selection in 2015 after earning All-BIG EAST First Team honors on defense and was as a second team all-conference selection in 2014.
Proffitt played with the U.S. U-23 team in a four-team Under-23 Women's Nordic Tournament in June at St. Georges Park, England where the Americans captured the tournament crown. She was one of 19 NCAA Division I players on that 20-person roster and one of 38 individuals on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.
Of the 60 candidates, 29 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher, 13 are returning All-Americans and 12 are on the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, which recognizes the top player in collegiate soccer. Outside of academics and athletics, all candidates also have been consistently involved in community service on their campus or in their communities.
Each of the two candidate classes 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 male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2016 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup® championships in December.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Keep up with the Marquette women's soccer program all season long through social media by following on Twitter (@MUWomensSoccer) and Instagram (@MarquetteWSOC) and `liking' on Facebook (/MUWomensSoccer).
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