OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (gomastodons.com) -- It has been announced that Fort Wayne women's basketball player Haley Seibert was selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2014-15 Senior CLASS Award® for exceling both on and off the court. 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.
Seibert is the second IPFW player in as many years to be selected, joining former teammate Amanda Hyde. The communication science and disorders major is the lone Summit League women's player named as one of the 30 candidates.
Seibert enters the weekend third among all Division I players at the free throw line, shooting 93.1 percent. She also ranks third in the Summit League averaging 17 points per game, 2.32 three-point field goals per game, and making 36.4 percent from beyond the arc. In addition to being a 2014-15 Summit League Preseason First Team selection, Seibert was a 2013-14 Summit League First Team honoree. Last season she was selected as a Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Women's Scholar-Athlete and was named to the Summit League's Academic All-League Team.
You can read more about Haley's nomination on the Senior CLASS website here.
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.
Among the 60 candidates (30 men and 30 women), 27 have grade-point averages of 3.5 or higher. Three of this year's candidates were 2013-14 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-Americans® and four are returning All-Americans. More than 20 of the 32 NCAA Division I basketball-playing conferences are represented as well.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Men's Final Four® and NCAA Women's Final Four®.
Each of the 30 candidate classes will be narrowed to 10 finalists later in 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 exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on each of the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
Women's Basketball Candidates
|Sunejiro Agbuke, Baylor||Samantha Logic, Iowa|
|Sharane Campbell-Olds, Oklahoma||Ally Malott, Dayton|
|Audrey Dotson, Bucknell||Chakecia Miller, George Washington|
|Ariana Elegado, Cal Poly||Lexie Nelson, Eastern Washington|
|Nicole Elmblad, Michigan||Sabina Oroszova, Eastern Illinois|
|Nneka Enemkpali, Texas||Amber Orrange, Stanford|
|Alexis Govan, Western Kentucky||Megan Rogowski, DePaul|
|Ashlee Guay, CSUN||Heidi Schlegel, Youngstown State|
|Isabelle Harrison, Tennessee||Haley Seibert, IPFW|
|Alexa Hayward, St. Francis||Jama Sharp, Stetson|
|Emiliy Homan, Lafayette||Kiah Stokes, Connecticut|
|Andrea Hoover, Dayton||Shawnee Sweeney, Maryland–East. Shore|
|Jamie Kaplan, Tulane||Elizabeth Williams, Duke|
|Sina King, Akron||Michelle Young, Bradley|
|Anna Claire Knight, Georgia Southern||Inma Zanoguera, Toledo|