Aug. 18, 2011
Katy Frierson is one of 30 candidates for the 2011 Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in women's collegiate soccer. The award honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field 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 Lowe's 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.
Frierson, a midfielder from Homewood, Ala., thrives in the classroom as evident by her multiple academic awards of the past three seasons. Last year she was named the NSCAA Women's College Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year and has been on the SEC Academic Honor Roll every year she has been eligible. She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-America selection in 2010. Entering this semester she carries a 3.91 GPA while studying political science and is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.
Frierson is a mainstay in the Auburn and Birmingham communities while this past summer she went on a Soccer Without Borders mission trip. The soccer SAAC representative and a leader in Auburn's FCA, she has been actively involved in Committee of 19 and Auburn's War on Hunger, has helped in Campus Kitchens, the Alabama Food Bank and the AUMC Food Pantry all the while volunteering many hours to coaching youth soccer.
Auburn's first and only three-time First Team All-SEC in her first three seasons, Frierson has 73 career points, 63 of which have come in Auburn win's. Last season she recorded at least one point in every Auburn win as Auburn won the SEC Western Division Title and was an at-large selection to the NCAA Tournament for a fifth consecutive season.
The 30 candidate class 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.
For a complete list of the 30 candidates, click here.