CSU’s Adrianna Culbert named candidate for 2015 Senior CLASS Award


Senior CLASS Award announcement

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State’s Adrianna Culbert has been selected among 30 NCAA Division I senior women’s volleyball student-athletes named to the 2015 Senior CLASS Award candidate pool. The award honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the court.

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.

Culbert, an outside hitter and setter for the Rams, was named a Mountain West Scholar-Athlete in 2012 and 2013, and was also named to the Academic All-Mountain West team in each of those years. The 2015 CSU captain also serves on the executive board of CSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is a founding member of “Rambition”, which is a movement at CSU to get more people involved with the school and the local community.

The Delton, Michigan, native was an All-Mountain West honoree the last two seasons and is also a two-time honorable mention All-American. Culbert was chosen by the league’s coaches as the 2015 Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year, and won the first conference Player of the Week award of the season. Culbert has posted two triple-doubles already this season, becoming the fifth CSU player to record multiple triple-doubles in their career. Both of Culbert’s triple-doubles have come in just three sets, making her the first player in program history to have multiple three-set triple-doubles.

Of the 30 candidates, 25 have grade-point averages of 3.0 or higher, including 16 who maintain above a 3.5. Six are returning American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Americans, and 11 are members of teams ranked in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll.

The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. 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. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.