BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Nov. 5, 2021)-----Georgia football student-athlete Jordan Davis and Kentucky volleyball student-athlete Alli Stumler have been named finalists for the Senior CLASS Award for their respective sports, it was announced Thursday.
Ten student-athletes who excel both on and off the field and court were selected as finalists for the football and volleyball awards. 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.
A native of Charlotte, N.C., Davis has participated in a number of community service initiatives at Georgia. He has volunteered with Camp Sunshine, Bulldogs Battling Breast Cancer, the David Pollack Charity Golf Tournament, and the Food Bank of North Georgia. Davis has also created motivational videos and read to local elementary students, visited hospitals in New Orleans and Atlanta, and worked with former Bulldog Rennie Curran to mentor high school students. Davis has been named a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award given to the outstanding defensive player of the year. He was named to the Midseason All-America Team by The Sporting News and was the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following Georgia's win over Clemson.
A native of Floyds Knobs, Ind., Stumler has recorded more than 50 hours of community service in Lexington. She has volunteered with God's Pantry, Picadome Elementary School, the Lexington Hope Center, Breckenridge Elementary Schools, the Special Olympics of Kentucky, and the Salvation Army. Stumler has also participated with the Active Women's Health Initiative, High Street Neighborhood Center, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Sayre Christian School, Kentucky Blood Center, and Immanuel Baptist Church. Stumler won the National Championship with Kentucky in 2020 and was named to the All-Tournament Team. She led the Wildcats in kills per set en route to being named an AVCA first team All-American. Stumler is second on the team in points and kills this season.
The 10 finalists were chosen by a selection committee from the list of 30 candidates announced earlier in the season.
Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner, and fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through Dec. 6 for the volleyball award and Dec. 20 for the football award. Fans can vote online at https://www.seniorclassaward.com/vote. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner.
The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced in December.