Senior Alyssa Diggs is one of 30 candidates for the 2013 Women's Soccer Senior CLASS Award
Aug 21, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - University of Missouri senior forward Alyssa Diggs was selected as a candidate for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer, announced on Wednesday. The award, which honors both on and off field excellence, is eligible to senior Division I student-athletes who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Diggs is one of 30 women's soccer candidates and the only female student-athlete from the Southeastern Conference.
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 Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Women's College Cup® championship in December.
Diggs, who hails from Coppell, Texas, is a two-time all-conference first team honoree, as she earned All-SEC first team honors in 2012 and All-Big 12 accolades in 2011. She stands as only the third Tiger in program history to make a conference first team at least twice.
As a junior in 2012, Diggs paced the Tigers with 17 points on eight goals and an assist despite missing five games due to injury. She earned weekly honors from the SEC, CollegeSoccer360 and College Sports Madness during the year and was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 first team following the season. She enters her senior season with 36 points on 14 goals and eight assists.
A health sciences major, Diggs was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 6 first team in 2012 and earned a spot on the 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll and the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 first team.
Each of the 30 candidate classes 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 male candidate and one female candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com
2013 Women's Soccer Candidates
Brittany Anghel, Syracuse
Danielle Birdsall, Northern Colorado
Aubrey Bledsoe, Wake Forest
Allison Brees, Northern Iowa
Amber Davis, Western Illinois
Nikola Deiter, Central Connecticut State
Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois
Alyssa Diggs, Missouri
Katy Dolesh, Miami (Ohio)
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers
Mariana Garcia, The Citadel
Kristen Hamilton, Denver
Maya Hayes, Penn State
Holly Hein, Michigan
Becca Hemby, High Point
Elizabeth Hoerner, Navy
Kassey Kallman, Florida State
Ally Lee, Jacksonville
Juliana Libertin, Dayton
Kat Ludlow, Baylor
Chloe McDaniel, Cal State Northridge
Kealia Ohai, North Carolina
Emily Oliver, Stanford
Frances Silva, West Virginia
Katie Stengel, Wake Forest
Anna Stinson, Illinois State
Chrissy Tchoula, Western Kentucky
Renee Washington, La Salle
Kylie Wassell, Nevada-Las Vegas
Laura Weinberg, Duke
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