Bruns named national finalist


OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – University of Dayton volleyball senior Lauren Bruns has been named one of 10 national finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award®. 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.

Bruns, a Versailles graduate, is a two-year team captain and currently leads the Atlantic 10 with 4.36 kills/set (21st in NCAA D-I) and has been named the A-10 Player of the Week five times this season. A double major in finance and marketing, she has a cumulative GPA of 3.58.

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 finalists were chosen by a selection committee from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier in the season. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately, and fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 5. Fan votes will then be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award recipient will be announced during the 2018 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.

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