Sept. 26, 2012
OVELAND PARK, Kan. - San Diego State middle blocker Andrea Hannasch is one of 30 NCAA Division I senior women's volleyball student-athletes named to the 2012 Senior CLASS Award® candidate class. The award honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the court, having notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Hannasch, a 2011 honorable mention All-American for the Aztecs, has earned a 3.82 grade point average in mathematics with minors in physics and computer science. A member of the SDSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), she currently serves as the group's vice president, organizing the Red/Black Games for the Aztecs' student-athletes.
Hannasch is also the coordinator and organizer of Soles for Souls, a shoe drive to benefit the local community. Hannasch also serves as a local club coach in San Diego and tutors the team not only in volleyball, but math and science as well.
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 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 candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four areas of excellence. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, December 13 and 15 in Louisville, Ky.
Additional information on this year's Senior CLASS Award can be found at SeniorCLASSAward.com.