Volleyball Magazine’s editor Aubrey Everett profiled Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award winner Kanani Danielson from The University of Hawai’i for the program’s website this past December. Everett has been the editor of the Volleyball since 2010. Volleyball has been covering every aspect of the game since its launch in 1976; Everett carries on this tradition by getting at the dreams and struggles of a talented player in her profile of Danielson.
The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is given to an outstanding student-athlete in each of ten NCAA Division I sports each year. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. CLASS Award winners have honored four-year commitments to their colleges, while excelling academically and athletically.
Kanani is a Hawaiian native, who led her volleyball team at the University of Hawai’i to a 31-2 record her senior season. She also volunteers a great deal of her time to local charities: everything from cleaning up the college’s campus to a reading workshop for elementary school children. Kanani believes it is very important to give back. The Interdisciplinary Studies major will graduate in May and hopes to continue playing volleyball overseas.
Read Everett’s full profile on Kanani Danielson.