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Kadie Rolfzen Named Senior CLASS Award Candidate

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Courtesy: UNL Media Relations

Nebraska senior outside hitter Kadie Rolfzen was selected as one of 30 candidates for the NCAA women's volleyball 2016 Senior CLASS Award Thursday.

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.

From the list of 30 candidates, a national committee will select 10 finalists for the 2016 Senior CLASS Award later in the season. 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. Nebraska volleyball has had one winner of the award, Gina Mancuso in 2012.

Rolfzen, a Papillion, Nebraska native, carries a 3.715 cumulative GPA and is a four-time academic All-Big Ten selection. In 2015, she earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in her junior season in addition to first-team AVCA All-America honors on the court while leading the Huskers to the NCAA title. Rolfzen is a three-time All-American and is one of four players in Nebraska history to rank in the top 10 in both career kills and digs.

Rolfzen is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served as a motivational speaker and at FCA events. Rolfzen received Nebraska's Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2014 for exceptional leadership, dedicated community service and positive influence on the team. As an advertising/public relations major with an emphasis in graphic design, she has even designed t-shirts that the team wears for practice.

In the community, Rolfzen was a recipient of the Life Skills of Excellence Team Award in 2015-16 and is a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her commitment to community service. Rolfzen has participated in numerous outreach activities, including the Peoples City Mission, American Red Cross fundraiser, Tabitha Greenhouse, Souper Bowl of Caring, Legacy Retirement Center, Kids Against Hunger and Avery Strong Bone Marrow Drive. She has also been a keynote speaker at the Life Skills Sportsmanship Pep Rally.

2016 Volleyball Senior CLASS Award Candidates

Inky Ajanaku, Stanford

Dani Mostrom, Wichita State

Jazzmin Babers, Texas A&M

Demi Muses, New Hampshire

Abby Bessler, Xavier

Meghan Niemann, Marquette

Jess Bird, Creighton

Kayla Ostrom, Lipscomb

Amy Boswell, BYU

Megan O’Sullivan, Fairfield

Katie Brand, Kansas State

Chloe Reinig, Michigan State

Hayley Farrer, Idaho State

Kadie Rolfzen, Nebraska

Claire Felix, UCLA

Keelin Severtson, New Hampshire

Tessa Fournier, Seton Hall

Ashley Smith, TCU

Janey Goodman, James Madison

Lauren Smith, Creighton

Carly Kan, Missouri

Hannah Tapp, Minnesota

Grace Kauth, Cleveland State

Paife Tapp, Minnesota

Hannah Klemm, Hofstra

Teegan Van Gunst, Georgia Tech

Valeria Leon, Ohio State

Cassie Wait, Kansas

Laini Leindecker, Albany

Taylor Whittingham, Southern California

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