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K-State’s Entz named Senior CLASS Award finalist



MANHATTAN, Kan. – K-State midfielder Brookelynn Entz continues to impress on a national scale, as she was named as a finalist for the 2020-21 Senior CLASS Award for women’s soccer.

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. The complete list of candidates follows this release.

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 selection committee from the list of 30 men’s candidates and 30 women’s 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 May 3. 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 during the 2021 NCAA Men’s and Women’s College Cup® championships in May.

A product of Newton, Kansas, Entz owns or is tied for 28 career, single-season or single match school records including career goals scored (17), career assists (8), total career points (42) and goals in a single-season (seven).

During the 2020 season, Entz was named to the All-Big 12 First Team by setting the school record for goals in a Big 12 season (five). In total this season, Entz has registered a school record seven goals for a school record 15 total points.

She ranks third in the Big 12 and 31st in the nation for total goals scored this season. She ranks third in the Big 12 for goals per game at 0.64. She is third in the Big 12 and 56th in the nation in total points with 15 and fourth in the league and 84th in the nation for points per game (1.36).

She tied her school record for goals in a match with two in a pair of matches this season – at Iowa State on October 30 and at Missouri on March 28. She recorded at least one goal in two of K-State’s three wins in the 2020 season.

In January, Entz became the first K-State player selected in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) Draft as she was selected in the fourth round with the 38th overall pick by Kansas City NWSL. She was also the first K-State player to be selected as a candidate for the MAC Hermann Trophy.

In the classroom, Entz is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection majoring in psychology. In 2020, Entz earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors with a 4.0 grade average. In December of 2020, Entz was named the Big 12 Soccer co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league’s coaches.

K-State concludes its 2020-21 home schedule on Saturday, as the Wildcats host Iowa State at Buser Family Park at 12 p.m. Admission to Buser Family Park is free on Saturday and attendance will be capped at 25 percent of capacity. Fans will be required to wear a face mask while in their seats.