Bledsoe Named Senior CLASS Award Finalist
Oct. 16, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWSoccer)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest goalkeeper Aubrey Bledose is one of 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, given annually to a senior who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
The first Wake Forest player to be named a finalist for the award, Bledsoe has established herself as one of the top goalkeepers in the country while maintaining the highest standards off the field.
Bledsoe is a two-time All-American and boasts a 3.92 GPA, the highest on the Wake Forest team, while majoring in health and exercise science and minoring in biology and chemistry. Last year she became the first player in program history to be named to the Academic All-America team.
Already the holder of almost all of Wake Forest's goalkeeping records, Bledsoe ranks second in the ACC this season with a .825 save percentage. She has started every game of her college career - 86 in total - and ranks 12th in NCAA Division I history in minutes played by a goalkeeper.
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.
Fans are encouraged to vote for Aubrey once per day through Nov. 25. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup® championships in December.
2013 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)
Kaelia Ohai (North Carolina)
Anna Stinston (Illinois State)