The Rotary Club of Salem, Va., has narrowed the list of candidates down to 11 finalists and the winner will be announced March 15 with the winner be presented the award in Salem on Thursday, March 21 as part of the Men's Division III quarterfinals and semifinals. A men's and women's winner will be named.
Popelar is the third Cowgirl to be named a Josten's finalist joining Kendra Anderson (2002, 2003) and Lauren Harris (2004).
Popelar led the Cowgirls in scoring at 18.3 points per game and also led the team in rebounding at 8.2 per contest. She set an HSU record for rebounding by a perimeter player. She was named first-team all-ASC and all-ASC West and was the ASC West player of the week four times.