Aug. 26, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- University of New Mexico setter Jade Michaelsen was named as a candidate today for the inaugural Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in volleyball. Michaelsen, a two-time all-Mountain West Conference honoree, is one of 30 NCAA women's volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court selected as candidates for the 2010 season.
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 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.
The candidate class 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.
The Lobos begin the 2010 season this weekend with the MCM Elegante Lobo Classic at the Johnson Center. Pepperdine will be the first opponent on Friday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m., followed by Tulane on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. No. 4 Stanford and Lowe's candidate Alix Klineman visit the Johnson Center on Sunday, Aug. 29 at 2 p.m.