ATLANTA, Ga. – Iowa State women’s basketball senior Hallie Christofferson has been selected as one of 31 semifinalists for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, Athletes for a Better World announced Tuesday.
Christofferson holds a 3.43 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 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. This season, the senior is averaging 21.0 points per contest, which ranks second in the Big 12, and 7.9 rebounds. She has also been tabbed to numerous preseason watch lists.
The organization also announced its five finalists in addition to the 31 semifinalists. The 36 student-athletes, 31 semifinalists and five finalists, covered all NCAA sponsored sports and crossed all divisions. Christofferson was one of just five selections from collegiate women’s basketball.
The award identifies collegiate and professional athletes that best display character, teamwork and citizenship. The award establishes the recipients as athletes of excellence both on and off the field and role models both as performers and persons.
To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must demonstrate positive relationships with fellow athletes and coaches in addition to personal successes on the court and in the classroom. The student-athlete must also be active in the community and campus.
- Christian Bilkovic, Wayne State University, Baseball
- Shayla Bivins, Georgia Tech, Basketball
- Tera Bradham, University of Arkansas, Swimming
- Whitney Canion, Baylor University, Softball
- Caroline Casey, University of Rhode Island, Volleyball
- Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State University, Basketball
- Chris Conley, University of Georgia, Football
- Kastine Evans, University of Kentucky, Basketball
- Danny Fisher, Bloomsbury University, Football
- Alec Golini, Lafayette College, Soccer
- Jakob Gollon, Mercer University, Basketball
- Dave Harding, Duke University, Football
- Gabe Ikard, University of Oklahoma, Football
- Darius Johnson, Middle Tennessee State, Football
- Collen Klein, Kansas State, Football
- Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State University, Football
- J.J. Mann, Belmont University, Basketball
- Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, Football
- Courtney Moses, Purdue University, Basketball
- Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford University, Basketball
- Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Lacrosse
- Kathryn Rand, Wingate University, Golf
- Josh Richardson, University of Tennessee, Basketball
- Rachel Ross, Wittenberg University, Softball
- D.T. Shackleford, University of Mississippi, Football
- Chelsea Suitos, Univ. of Arizona, Softball
- Isabella Vidana, Lesley University, Soccer
- Kelly Wallace, Northeastern University, Hockey
- Asa Watson, North Carolina State, Football
- Avery Williamson, University of Kentucky, Football
- Winston Wright, South Dakota University, Football
And, the Finalists are the following:
- Aaron Craft, Ohio State University, Basketball
- Kelly Dennis, Chestnut Hill College, Tennis
- Dau Jok, University of Pennsylvania, Basketball
- Jeffrey Rappucci, Holy Cross, Hockey
- Elizabeth Tucker, Notre Dame, Soccer