Koberstein Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Aug 28, 2013
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University setter Elizabeth Koberstein is one of 30 candidates for the 2013 women's volleyball Senior CLASS Award, it was announced Wednesday. The list is comprised of 30 NCAA Division I seniors who have made notable achievements in four areas - community, classroom, character and competition.
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.
It is the second preseason honor this week for Koberstein, who was announced as the BIG EAST Conference Preseason Co-Player of the Year on Monday afternoon. The product of Madison West High School holds a 3.75 grade point average as a nursing major and extensive coursework in Spanish has allowed her to volunteer with the English Language Partners of Wisconsin during the past year.
Koberstein led the BIG EAST last year with 11.64 assists per set, which ranked 10th nationally, and was an AVCA All-America Honorable Mention. The 2012 All-BIG EAST First Team and all-tournament team selection helped Marquette hit a league-leading .277 overall and .292 in conference play. The Madison, Wis., native was one of eight setters who trained with the U.S. Women's National Volleyball Senior A2 Program this summer.
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.
The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in December.
Koberstein is the lone representative of the BIG EAST Conference on the women's volleyball list. Marquette's Bryan Ciesiulka was also named as a candidate for the men's soccer Senior CLASS Award earlier this month.
The Golden Eagles begin the 2013 season on Friday, Aug. 30 in the Hampton Inn Invitational against tournament-host Bowling Green and will face No. 13 BYU on Saturday.