Senior defender Emily Dzik was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, the Eastern Michigan University athletic department said Tuesday.
The award is given to a student-athlete who achieves excellence in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition.
"I feel so incredibly honored and shocked to be selected for this award," Dzik said. "I didn't think I had a chance of making it past the nomination round after seeing all of the other girls in the running across the nation. Playing soccer at Eastern Michigan has helped me learn time management, discipline, and dedication on the field and in the classroom, which I feel is really what helped me get to this point. I am so incredibly excited and honored to be selected as a finalist for this award."
The original field consisted of 30 candidates as selected by a media panel. Dzik is one of 10 finalists.
Dzik has played in all 73 games since she arrived at Eastern as a freshman in 2011. The Troy, Mich. native is pursuing a degree in nursing.
The last Eagle to be nominated for the award was volleyball outside hitter Rachel Iaquaniello in 2012.
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