Wichita State Shockers

Wichita State's Hooper a candidate for national award

Wichita State volleyball player Mary Elizabeth Hooper is one of 30 candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.

The award goes to a senior volleyball player with achievements in four areas: academics, character, community and competition. The list will be narrowed to 10 finalists during the season. Voting by media, coaches and fans will determine the winner.

Hooper, a senior from Plano, Texas, was an All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete in 2010 and earned the State Farm Good Neighbor award from the Missouri Valley Conference.

She was an All-MVC setter in 2008, 2009 and 2010.