The senior defender is one of 10 finalists for the award in 2013.
Credit: Florida State Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State’s Kassey Kallman (Woodbury, Minn.) was named one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer in 2013.
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.
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.
Kallman has played a major role in the success of the Florida State soccer team this year as the Seminoles are unbeaten through their first 15 games sitting with a 12-0-3 record and in second place in the ACC with 23 points (7-0-2).
The senior captain has started every game in the backline in 2013 and ranks second on the team in minutes played. The Seminole defense is tied for the ACC lead in goals allowed (7), while ranking first in the conference in goals against average (0.44) and shutouts (10). FSU’s 0.67 shutout percentage ranks as the ninth best nationally.
Kallman, a native of Woodbury, Minn., has tallied 81 career starts in four seasons at Florida State with 22 points on eight goals and six assists. She has been a fixture in the Seminole backline since 2010 and has helped Florida State to back-to-back College Cup appearances, an ACC title in 2011 and a conference regular season championship in 2012.
In the classroom, Kallman is majoring in business management. She 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.
Kallman has 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. She has also been named to FSU’s President’s List twice and made Dean’s List honors on two separate occasions.
Kallman has also played an active role in the community both in Tallahassee and in her home state of Minnesota volunteering at a variety of organizations.
The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through November 25as well as on Facebook at www.facebook.com/
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 www.seniorCLASSaward.com.
2013 Women’s Soccer Senior CLASS Award Finalists
Aubrey Bledsoe, Wake Forest
Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers
Kristen Hamilton, Denver
Maya Hayes, Penn State
Holly Hein, Michigan
Elizabeth Hoerner, Navy
Kassey Kallman, Florida State
Kealia Ohai, North Carolina
Anna Stinson, Illinois State