TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – (Seminoles.com) – Florida State volleyball redshirt senior libero Katie Mosher has been named as a candidate for the Senior CLASS award, announced Tuesday.
“I couldn’t be more proud of Katie,” FSU head coach Chris Poole said. “I have not been around a player that has been a bigger role model both on and off the court in 30 years than Katie. This is a great honor for her and very well-deserved.”
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 after the list of 30 candidates is narrowed down to 10 in October. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
“This is such a great honor,” Mosher said. “I am proud to be among these 30 athletes. Throughout my career, we’ve all worked hard and towards a common goal and the start of this season has been so exciting. I am happy to represent Florida State in such a prestigious way.”
A native of Fort Myers, Fla., Mosher is on track to set a new FSU record for career digs after setting the school record for single-season digs in 2011 with 604.
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 87-19 (.820 winning percentage), while leading FSU to its first Final Four and a pair of ACC Titles. Florida State has also made a NCAA Second Round appearance in 2012, before making its third Sweet 16 in 2013.
In 2014, Mosher was selected to her second Preseason All-ACC Team after capturing All-ACC Second Team honors in 2013. She started off the season with the third-best four-set dig performance (33) nationally in the 3-1 win over (then No. 7) Nebraska, setting a personal career high.
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 and in the classroom, Mosher is 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 four liberos on the 30-player list and one of three players representing the ACC.
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2014 Volleyball Senior Class Candidates
Chelsea Albers, Kansas
Sara McClinton, Kansas
Liz Brenner, Oregon
Kaitlyn McIntyre, Central Michigan
Kelli Browning, Creighton
Liz McMahon, Illinois
Samantha Cash, Pepperdine
Ann Miller, Western Illinois
Kym Coley, Georgia Southern
Katie Mosher, Florida State
Haley Eckerman, Texas
Kori Moster, Michigan State
Jennifer Hamson, Brigham Young
Chaniel Nelson, North Carolina
Maggie Hannon, Cleveland State
Belle Obert, Butler
Meredith Hardy, East Tennessee State
Emily Orrick, Illinois State
Casey Hinger, Cal State Northridge
Sara Rishell, UAB
Madi Kingdon, Arizona
Mackenzie Roddy, Northern Illinois
Erin Kirby, Wyoming
Viktoriia Stroilo, Albany
Savanah Leaf, Miami (Florida)
Krista Vansant, Washington
Arielle Love, Duquesne
Kelsie Wills, Hofstra
Karsta Lowe, UCLA
Caroline Young, SMU