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Wicinski Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist
Lauren Wicinski
Lauren Wicinski

Oct. 31, 2013


East Lansing, Mich. - - Senior Lauren Wicinski (Geneva, Ill.) is among the ten NCAA women's volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court who were selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball.

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.

Online voting for the Senior CLASS Award is now live, and will go through Dec. 9. Fans can vote once per day at

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.

Wicinski has helped MSU to a 17-5 overall record so far this season, and the Spartans have been ranked as high as fifth in the AVCA National poll. She is a three-time Big Ten Player of the Week, and earned National Player of the Week honors on Oct. 1.

The Big Ten Player of the Year candidate is third in the Big Ten in kills/set (4.45), which ranks 19th nationally, and ranks ninth in the NCAA and leads the Big Ten in points (5.25/set). She ranks second in the Big Ten in service aces (0.45 per set), which is 19th nationally

The senior is on the cusp of becoming MSU's all-time kills leader, and leads all NCAA active players in career kills (2,216), total attempts (5,087), and aces (258); she's second in kills/set (4.79), 13th in attempts per game (10.96), 13th in sets played (454) and tied for 17th in matches played (125).

Wicinski ranks among the Big Ten's all-time career leaders in several categories. She is currently fifth all-time in kills, fourth in service acces (258), and is eighth in attack attempts (5,087). She also continues to ascend up the NCAA's all-time kill list, as she currently sints in 28th place all-time; with half of the Big Ten season remaining plus post-season, Wicinski will make a bid to move into the top-10 all-time - she would need 262 more kills over the balance of the season.



The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship in December. .

2013Senior CLASS Award Volleyball Finalists
Jennifer Cross, Michigan
Emily Hartong, Hawaii
Natalie Hagglund, USC
Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas
Chloe Mann, Florida
Ashley Potts, Western Kentucky
Ariel Scott, Penn State
Bailey Webster, Texas
Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
Carly Wopat, Stanford


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