Those up for the award must be a NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. (CLASS is an acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School.)
“Kassey has established herself as one of the most outstanding student-athletes in the country,” Florida State women’s soccer head coach Mark Krikorian said in a statement. “Her performance on the field has been consistent during her time at Florida State. She has performed at a very high level both as a Seminole and as a member of the U.S. national teams at various levels. In the classroom, she is an ‘A’ student and is as good of a leader as we have had here at Florida State. Her work ethic both on and off the playing field is the best that I have seen in a very long time. When you talk about the Senior CLASS Award and what it stands for, Kassey Kallman is a perfect candidate.”
On the Field
Kallman was a key component to the Seminole defense that set school records for shutouts (17), goals against average (0.62) and fewest goals allowed in ACC play (4) last year. The defense went on to finish the season ranked in the top 40 nationally in shutouts percentage (second), goals-against average (12th) and save percentage (36th).
She has had 68 career starts in four seasons at Florida State, with 22 points on eight goals and six assists.
In the Classroom
Kallman, a business management major, was named a second team Capital One Academic All-American in 2012, becoming just the second Seminole in program history to be named an Academic All-American. The senior defender is also a two-time first team Capital One Academic All-District honoree.
She has also been named to the ACC All-Academic Team in each of her first three seasons at Florida State and is a two-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. Kallman has also been named to FSU’s President’s List twice and earned dean’s list honors on two separate occasions.
In the Community
Florida State’s team captain in 2013, Kallman has played an active role in the community both in Tallahassee and in Minnesota, volunteering with a variety of organizations.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup championships in December.
For more information on all the candidates, visit the organization's website.
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