COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M middle blocker Lindsey Miller has been selected as a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award for volleyball, it was announced today.
From Katy, Texas, Miller is one of 30 candidates representing NCAA Division I volleyball student-athletes who were selected based on their notable achievements in four areas: competition, classroom, character and community.
Miller has started every match throughout her career and has led Texas A&M in hitting percentage, total blocks and blocks per set each of the last three years. As a junior, she garnered AVCA Honorable Mention All-America and All-Central Region Team honors, as well as All-Big 12 First Team laurels, after directing the Aggies to a 23-8 record and the second round of the NCAA Championship.
This season, the team captain leads the Aggies and is currently ranked second in the Southeastern Conference with 1.21 blocks per set. She also leads A&M and is 16th in the league with a .311 hitting percentage while leading A&M to a 10-1 record.
Miller is a two-time member of the Academic All-Big 12 First Team and a three-time CHAMPS/Texas A&M Scholar Athlete. She is majoring in human resource development with a double minor in business administration and sport management. A two-time nominee for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, Miller is on track to graduate in August 2013.
Of the 30 candidates, Miller and Kentucky standout Ashley Frazier are the only two representatives from the Southeastern Conference. The two will go head-to-head on the court on Sunday as the Aggies host the Wildcats at 1 p.m. at Reed Arena.
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 to determine the award winner, which will be announced during the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship, Dec. 15 and 17, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.