Hartong finalist for Senior CLASS Award

Hartong one of the 10, announced this morning

Ten NCAA women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected as finalists today for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate volleyball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition.

Named are

Jennifer Cross, Michigan Ashley Potts, Western Kentucky
Natalie Hagglund, USC Ariel Scott, Penn State
Emily Hartong, Hawaii Bailey Webster, Texas
Caroline Jarmoc, Kansas Lauren Wicinski, Michigan State
Chloe Mann, Florida Carly Wopat, Stanford

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.

The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in August. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the website through December 9. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.

to vote



  1. Kazu October 31, 2013 7:21 am

    Everyone go out and vote. Support Hartong. Mainland girls have a good head start.

  2. Grammy October 31, 2013 8:26 am

    A deserving young lady who has always been an excellent role model with quiet humility and positive attitude, but a ‘woman warrior’ on the court. Go wahine! Let’s all help Emily out this time. Hawai’i show your support, vote.

  3. Cruisecontrol October 31, 2013 8:42 am

    Cindy, everytime I click on one of the Senior Class Award links above, I get a page that prompts me to log into Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access. Just FYI.

    I have the url bookmarked in my browser and will visit the site everyday to vote for Emily until the end of the voting phase. She has done so much during her career here and deserves the support of the best volleyball fans in the nation!

  4. LC October 31, 2013 8:47 am

    Ditto #3 but here is the direct link to the voting page.


  5. 'ohanaInBellingham October 31, 2013 9:26 am

    Thank you for the heads up, Cindy, and for the direct link, LC!

  6. oingo boingo October 31, 2013 9:29 am

    Vote more then once each day. Just erase your cookies/history under the tools tab. Each vote right now is increasing Emily’s percentage by .2% each time. Also lowers the leaders percentage. Voted at least 15 times in the last 10 minutes.

  7. oingo boingo October 31, 2013 9:33 am

    It’s actually the clear history option under tools.

  8. 808VB October 31, 2013 9:57 am

    Last 30 minutes Hartong has taken the lead. Leads with 16.2% now.

  9. LC October 31, 2013 10:04 am

    WOW that was quick. Around 7 am she had 6 % of the vote and right now 17%

  10. Cindy Luis October 31, 2013 10:10 am

    Thanks for letting me know the link wasn’t correct.

    BTW, voting is through Dec. 9.
    don’t think we need hourly updates until then ‘-)

  11. Cubicle1126 October 31, 2013 10:14 am

    Congrats Hartong on being named to a great group of student athlete representatives. Now let’s help her win this thing!

  12. View from afar October 31, 2013 10:21 am

    Need to go talk to one of our web developer gurus.
    There must be a way to do robo-voting.
    Go Emily! Go Wahine!

  13. Jane October 31, 2013 10:24 am

    Just had a thought – maybe the Wahine losing a few games will bring out a better crowd. After all, I think people got comfortable with thinking UH was going to win every game so they stopped going. Now, game to game, it doesn’t appear a given that they will win(although we certainly hope so).

  14. LC October 31, 2013 10:26 am

    There is no need for cheating.

    Remember how we complained loudly about voter fraud when Kanani was up for the same award.

  15. 808 October 31, 2013 10:26 am

    IIRC, the last time with softball(?), when it became clear that fans were violating the one vote/day rule and electronically stuffing the ballot box, the Award people started going in and deleting votes from those players whose vote totals were clearly inflated.

  16. menehune October 31, 2013 10:33 am

    We can bring Emily across the finish line like we did for Kanani. Yes, spread the word among friends and family, near and far, and vote.

  17. Cindy Luis October 31, 2013 10:44 am

    16. Fan voting is only part of what determines the winner. There are other factors involved.

  18. View from afar October 31, 2013 10:44 am

    #14 & #15, good point. But how is that any different than voting multiple times (once a day) from multiple devices, or clearing browser history so you can vote multiple times a day from the same device? I heartily agree we want Emily to win because she deserves it, but fans for every other competing candidate are going to do the same thing. And as sure as the NSA is listening in on us, someone out there must know how to do robo-voting.

  19. 808 October 31, 2013 11:19 am

    From the Award website: “Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches’ votes to determine the winner. “

  20. Cindy Luis October 31, 2013 11:21 am

    Thanks. I know. I am a voter.

  21. Cruisecontrol October 31, 2013 12:35 pm

    Re: robo voting.
    I’m not so sure that would be a good idea. I recall a couple of years ago when Stephanie Ricketts (I think) was up for the award, and another player from another school was getting large amounts of votes in a short period of time, which looked suspect. Many of those votes suddenly disappeared and that player dropped quite a bit in the standings, so I think that the website managers may have a way to track the voting process. Maybe better to use stuff like social media, etc. to get the word out and get as many fans as possible involved.

  22. Ron October 31, 2013 1:16 pm

    Thanks LC for the link. In the spirit of fair play lets all play by the rules. I am sure that is what Emily would want us to do.

  23. View from afar October 31, 2013 4:10 pm

    Ok, ok, I’ll behave. No robo-voting.

  24. pacesetterhawaii October 31, 2013 4:30 pm

    I did my part today and hope to vote everyday until Dec.9. Let’s all rally behind Emily and get her the big W for this award!

  25. Kazu October 31, 2013 4:52 pm

    I’m with you #23. I hope Emily’s ohana and friends on the mainland gets on the train too.

  26. OrbitalRipZ October 31, 2013 11:27 pm

    Thanks Cindy for always being on top of things and “breaking” this news to your gentle readers. Had completely forgotten about this.

    What a lineup! Only name I didn’t recognize is the Western Kentucky candidate. It’s highly likely we’ll be facing Natalie Hagglund (USC’s all-time dig record holder) and/or Carly Wopat (twin of Sam Wopat) in the regionals. Go Emily, you make us all proud.

  27. 'ohanaInBellingham November 1, 2013 4:53 am

    14. LC and 21. Ron, +1 to you both.

  28. 'ohanaInBellingham November 1, 2013 5:05 am

    #24, I’ve got my ticket punched, my paddle is on the down stroke, etc. Let’s go!

  29. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha November 1, 2013 6:45 am

    Boots and Kimo’s also enjoys fine livin’ in/at Orbitals (Kailua town).

    Still thnk that UH will end up in SD rather than SF area or L.A.
    Hagglund I’d presume good enough to be the 2nd best CLASS member of this 2013 Sr. graduates.

    #27. Friday’s (11-20) match of HS seniors @ the Key is probably what I’ll “ticket punch” that FF weekend. UH, although just as honorable as everyone else this season, is a long shot to make it to Seattle.

    BIK asked about “…passing on…”:
    It’s likely too late. Staff will likely work its crew with what its got; face saving a must, but, boy, those girls are likely going to be worked hard for the rest of the season.

    I wish Shoji would focus upon passing/defense. I know that this is a new era in which offense trumps ball handling, yet UH lost to UCSB, CSUN, and Davis because of frustrations which they created for Na Wahine.
    *I hope that the Wahine could be the “frustration factor” to the national scene that BW teams have been to them.

  30. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha November 1, 2013 7:09 am


    Could this be Shoji’s last year even though he’s on contract through 2014?? Doesn’t he get penalized/fined IF he opts out of any binding agreement?

  31. uhfan November 1, 2013 7:45 am

    Looks like robo voting for the Michigan St. player. I just voted and her and Hartong were practically tied now the Michigan St. player is up by 8 %

  32. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha November 1, 2013 8:15 am


    UCLA’s too good a team not to make it into the NC2As.

    The PAC is gauranteed a minimal four teams (WA, OR, Stanford, $C); factor in Cal, the AZ schools and U-C-L-A who will NOT miss the tourney, and more than half of the conference is “in”. B1G teams are probably more numorous this season, but not as top heavy/STRONG as the PAC this 2013. Other past years have seen this reversed.
    Both these conferences are the premier VB conferences as many know and they go back and forth in “quality” (having da power @tops) vs. “quantity” (for the number of schools which will be selected into the postseason).

    The SEC and Big12..dunno.

  33. mei mei November 1, 2013 8:22 am

    Great article on Mita, this morning by Ann Miller…

  34. Cindy Luis November 1, 2013 8:58 am

    31. Not sure why you’re brining up UCLA since I have not mentioned anything but they are not ‘too good of team.’
    they are 3-7 in the pac-12, 12-8 overall.
    they are in eighth place. even Colorado and Utah are ahead of them.
    their RPI is 35
    they are not ranked, not even receiving votes.
    unless they get back above .500 in conference I do not see them getting into the tournament.

  35. Msrpantoja1@Huh.'A'loha November 1, 2013 9:17 am

    CL. Paw Wars/Metacognition Reflection(s)..we’ll rob Peter to pay Paul:

    UCLA will turn it around. Coaches @ Westwood are too good themselves to let the team slip further. Stauber isn’t in the lineup but is a sub–just as she was at UH.

    We’ll say “two good of team(s)”, then, with UH headed down that same straight..er..ah wIndy road dead-ending with Houston, Pacific, Utah State, and LSU waiting to greet them. 😉

  36. chink November 1, 2013 10:21 am

    Where is Alohi Robins-Hardy going? A little surprised she hasn’t verbaled to anywhere yet… or has she?

  37. Brandon November 1, 2013 11:45 am

    How do you see the percentages of the votes. I can’t find it

  38. Brandon November 1, 2013 11:54 am

    Never mind i found it. I was on my phone so it wasnt showing up. USC Natalie Hagglund is probably hartongs biggest competitor if both teams make it far. Now i know making it far has nothing to do with it, but it does help.

  39. LC November 1, 2013 12:43 pm

    Just keep voting for Em everyday don’t be overly concerned about others possibly cheating it will be taken care of in the end.

  40. LC November 1, 2013 12:46 pm

    #37 Brandon – percentages right after their name.


  41. Purple&Gold November 1, 2013 1:17 pm

    Now I know.

  42. Purple&Gold November 1, 2013 1:19 pm


  43. robovoting November 1, 2013 1:34 pm

    You can vote as many times as you like if you clear your cookies and refresh the page after voting.

    There are also command lines to do the same depending on your OS and or browser.

    In any event clear your cookies and vote, vote, vote at will!

  44. Brandon November 1, 2013 1:36 pm

    40. Thanks i found it! When you do it on your phone it does not show. I had to go on a computer. Haha. But honestly hartongs biggest competition is Natalie Hagglund. Shes is one of the best, if not the best libero at the moment. If they both teams make it far in the ncaa tournament it will be a close race. Now i know that where the team loses doesnt really affect who gets the award, it does help.

  45. You Gotta B Kiddin' Me November 1, 2013 2:17 pm

    Anyboby want to unpack this one?

    It’s a heavy one.

    “I tell her all the time, ‘Mita, you remember who you are out there and who you are playing for — your family, your friends and all the people that love you, especially your mom’.”

    “At one point in time she was really down.
    I was telling her..
    ‘you need…
    to get your mind…
    energy to better yourself on the court. Remember where you come from.'”

    –#37, Fab50, 2009 hs graduate, I’m STILL not quite there yet in the gym as much as (UR fine) in the classroom with academics.


  46. Kazu November 1, 2013 3:13 pm

    Is anybody having problem voting for Emily.Its been over 24 hrs since i voted,and when i try to vote again it says i already voted.

  47. tako November 1, 2013 3:52 pm

    41. Voted yesterday and today, didn’t experience any problems.

  48. tako November 1, 2013 4:08 pm

    Another thing, I deleted my browsing history each time I voted and was able to vote multiple times. -just sharing

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