ISU’s Christofferson Named a Candidate for Senior CLASS Award

Sports

October 30th, 2013 by Jim Field

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Iowa State senior women’s basketball player Hallie Christofferson has been selected as a candidate for the 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.

Christofferson holds a 3.41 grade point average while majoring in graphic design. She was a member of the Big 12 honor roll and was named an ISU Scholar-Athlete in 2013.

Christofferson has participated in various community service projects during her time at Iowa State. The senior has volunteered with the St. Jude’s Walk the past three years, the I-35 Program and assisted with Jr. Cyclone clinics among other activities.

On the court, Christofferson has established herself as one of the best players in the country. She was named an honorable mention All-American by the AP and WBCA last season. Her performance also did not go unnoticed by league coaches as she was one of just four student-athletes in the Big 12 to be named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team. She was most recently named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 list, which is given to the nation’s top player.

Christofferson is also the only returning player in the nation to have led her team in field goal percentage (.516), three-point percentage (.401), free-throw percentage (.862) and points per game (15.6).

Christofferson is one of 30 student-athletes named to the list, which will be narrowed to 10 midway through the regular season. At that point, fan voting will be coupled with votes from coaches and media to determine the recipient of the award.

Iowa State is one of just five schools in the country to have a student-athlete named to the initial list the last two seasons joining California, Baylor, Penn State and Kentucky. Chelsea Poppens represented the Cyclones last season and was named as one of 10 finalists.