University of Washington senior setter Jenna Hagglund, who is also a 2007 graduate of Lakota West High School, has recently been named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for volleyball. Hagglund is among nine other finalists for the honor, which is awarded to a student athlete who most excels on and off the court.
According to award’s website, 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.
Hagglund currently ranks sixth nationally in assists per set with 11.92. As of Oct. 11, 2010, she has compiled 4,604 career assists, which ranks her 11th in PAC-10 history and second in her school’s history. She has also been named PAC-10 Player of the Week three times in her career and is a two-time All-American.
Off the court, Hagglund is majoring in business administration and has a 3.51 grade point average. She has also volunteered at Seattle Children’s Hospital and at the Ronald McDonald House. Furthermore, she has served as her team’s representative to the Washington Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for two years.
To support Hagglund in her quest of the award, fans can vote once per day from now until Nov. 23 at www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
Currently, Hagglund has 11.4 percent of the vote and only trails Sydney Anderson of the University of Nebraska (23.3 percent), Francie Ekwerekwu of the University of Oklahoma (13.1 percent) and Allyson Doyle of Western Michigan University (13 percent).
Hagglund’s Washington Huskies (15-1 overall, 4-1 in PAC-10) are currently ranked No. 7 in the nation. The Huskies will have to face No. 2 Stanford (15-1 overall, 5-1 in PAC-10) and No. 6 California (14-1 overall, 5-1 in PAC-10) this weekend.
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