The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
ATLANTA, Ga. – Iowa State women’s basketball senior Hallie Christofferson has been selected as one of 31 semifinalists for the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup, Athletes for a Better World announced Tuesday.
Christofferson holds a 3.43 grade point average while majoring in graphic design. She was a member of the Big 12 honor roll and was named an ISU Scholar-Athlete in 2013.
Christofferson has participated in various community service projects during her time at Iowa State. The senior volunteered with the St. Jude’s Walk the past three years, the I-35 Program and assisted with Jr. Cyclone clinics among other activities.
On the court, Christofferson has established herself as one of the best players in the country. She was named an honorable mention All-American by the AP and WBCA last season. Her performance also did not go unnoticed by league coaches as she was one of just four student-athletes in the Big 12 to be named a unanimous selection to the All-Big 12 First-Team. This season, the senior is averaging 21.0 points per contest, which ranks second in the Big 12, and 7.9 rebounds. She has also been tabbed to numerous preseason watch lists.
The organization also announced its five finalists in addition to the 31 semifinalists. The 36 student-athletes, 31 semifinalists and five finalists, covered all NCAA sponsored sports and crossed all divisions. Christofferson was one of just five selections from collegiate women’s basketball.
The award identifies collegiate and professional athletes that best display character, teamwork and citizenship. The award establishes the recipients as athletes of excellence both on and off the field and role models both as performers and persons.
To be eligible for the award a student-athlete must demonstrate positive relationships with fellow athletes and coaches in addition to personal successes on the court and in the classroom. The student-athlete must also be active in the community and campus.
Christian Bilkovic, Wayne State University, Baseball
Shayla Bivins, Georgia Tech, Basketball
Tera Bradham, University of Arkansas, Swimming
Whitney Canion, Baylor University, Softball
Caroline Casey, University of Rhode Island, Volleyball
Hallie Christofferson, Iowa State University, Basketball
Chris Conley, University of Georgia, Football
Kastine Evans, University of Kentucky, Basketball
Danny Fisher, Bloomsbury University, Football
Alec Golini, Lafayette College, Soccer
Jakob Gollon, Mercer University, Basketball
Dave Harding, Duke University, Football
Gabe Ikard, University of Oklahoma, Football
Darius Johnson, Middle Tennessee State, Football
Collen Klein, Kansas State, Football
Shaun Lewis, Oklahoma State University, Football
J.J. Mann, Belmont University, Basketball
Jake Matthews, Texas A&M, Football
Courtney Moses, Purdue University, Basketball
Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford University, Basketball
Marlee Paton, Loyola University, Lacrosse
Kathryn Rand, Wingate University, Golf
Josh Richardson, University of Tennessee, Basketball
Rachel Ross, Wittenberg University, Softball
D.T. Shackleford, University of Mississippi, Football
Chelsea Suitos, Univ. of Arizona, Softball
Isabella Vidana, Lesley University, Soccer
Kelly Wallace, Northeastern University, Hockey
Asa Watson, North Carolina State, Football
Avery Williamson, University of Kentucky, Football
Winston Wright, South Dakota University, Football