Ashburn, VA (October 14, 2016) – The Senior CLASS Award honors the attributes of NCAA Division I senior student-athletes in four areas: community, classroom, character and competition. Award winners are determined by a selection process that includes NCAA Division I college coaches in each respective sport, national media and fans. Stone Bridge Alumni and Virginia Tech senior Murielle Tiernan was selected last week as a Senior CLASS Award winner. In the write up on Tiernan, the following attributes were listed:
Tiernan is a three-time ACC All-Academic Team selection and was named to ACC Honor Roll in 2014. She was also named to the dean’s list in the spring of 2014 and fall 2013.
Tiernan is of high character. She does a great job of balancing all aspects of her life, paying equal attention to everything important. An ultimate teammate, she has passed on national camps in order to remain with her teammates and help the team bond and grow.
Tiernan has been involved with many organizations around the community, such as the Margaret Beeks Elementary School Jump Rope for the Heart, Roanoke Walk for Cystic Fibrosis, a Habitat for Humanity build and volunteered for the Montgomery County Christmas Store. She also has been part of the Hokie Sports Leadership Academy, served as an NRU Soccer Coach and as a volunteer for the West Virginia Flood Relief.
Tiernan is Virginia Tech’s all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in goals. She’s also the all-time leader in game-winning goals and multi-goal matches. Some of her accolades include 2015 NSCAA third-team All-American, 2014 NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team, and 2014 and 2015 All-ACC First Team selection. Tiernan was also named to the 2015 VaSID All-State First Team and 2013 ACC All-Freshman Team.
To view the original write up on Tiernan, click here