TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – Florida State volleyball redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award® that was announced on Monday.
Fans are encouraged to vote once per day on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 8. Votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner.
“I’m so proud of Katie and everything she has accomplished,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. Fans know her from the impact she has made for our program on the court, however she is an extraordinary individual off the court. She is a true role model for our university and a great leader for our team.”
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 Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.
“I’m extremely honored,” Mosher said. “It’s been such an amazing season this year and I am very proud to represent Florida State this way. We have such an amazing group of ladies and I can’t be more proud to be a part of something so special.”
A native of Fort Myers, Fla., Mosher owns the FSU career digs record after she put up a career high performance in the 3-2 win over Miami on Oct. 5 with 34 digs. She now has 1,949 total digs and is eyeing the 2,000 milestone while tallying 344 digs for the year.
In 2014, Mosher was selected to her second Preseason All-ACC Team after capturing All-ACC Second Team honors in 2013.
Mosher has led the Seminoles to a 21-0 record in 2014 and a No. 3 national ranking which is the highest in both school and ACC history.
Traditionally, a libero is not judged on too many statistics, but since Mosher took over the libero position in 2011, she has helped the Seminoles to an overall record of 103-19 (.844 winning percentage), while leading FSU to its first Final Four and a pair of ACC Titles. Florida State also made a NCAA Second Round appearance in 2012, before making its third Sweet 16 in 2013.
She is the epitome of a libero, entering her third season as FSU’s team captain. She is a natural leader, hard-worker and a selfless player.
Off the court, Mosher excels in the classroom, earning a 2013 All-ACC Academic Team honor. She is a four-time Dean’s List honoree and two-time ACC Honor Roll member. In the spring of 2014, she was given the BVHS Senior Class Award from her high school – Bishop Verot, which is an honor given to a current student-athlete collegiate senior that has impacted their team both athletically and academically.
In addition to her achievement on the court Mosher recently accepted the Golden Torch Award for the 2013-14 school year. She is also a leader in the community, earning the Golden Nole Award twice (2011, 2013). She has volunteered for several causes including Relay For Life and Kidz 1st Fund in addition to raising money for endowment scholarships.
Mosher is one of two liberos on the 10-player list and one of three representing the ACC.
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2014 Volleyball Senior Class Finalists
Liz Brenner, Oregon
Liz McMahon, Illinois
Katie Mosher, Florida State
Haley Eckerman, Texas
Kori Moster, Michigan State
Chaniel Nelson, North Carolina
Meredith Hardy, East Tennessee State
Madi Kingdon, Arizona
Savanah Leaf, Miami (Florida)
Casey Hinger, Cal State Northridge