Hallie Christofferson named Senior CLASS Award candidate


Photo: William Deaton/Iowa State Daily

ISU women’s basketball forward Hallie Christofferson moves her way down the court during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks on March 9, 2013, at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The Cyclones defeated the Jayhawks with a final score of 77-62. Christofferson had a total of 23 points in the game.

Dylan Montz

The accolades continue to roll in for Hallie Christofferson.

The senior on the ISU women’s basketball team was named a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award, which was announced Wednesday. Student-athletes must display notable achievements in four areas — community, classroom, character and competition to be nominated for the award.

Christofferson, a graphic design major, has volunteered with the St. Jude’s Walk the past three years, the I-35 program and Jr. Cyclone activities in addition to her work in the classroom and the basketball court. She is one of 30 players across the country on the list, which will be narrowed to 10 during the regular season.

Iowa State is one of five schools in the nation with a player on the list the past two seasons, joining California, Baylor, Penn State and Kentucky. Chelsea Poppens represented the Cyclones on the list last season and was one of the 10 finalists.

Last season as a junior, Christofferson led Iowa State in field goal percentage (.516), 3-point percentage (.401), free-throw percentage (.862) and points per game (15.6).