SIOUX CITY, Iowa – The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) announced its nominees for the top honors in the NAIA and Briar Cliff's Jackson Lamb was selected to represent the conference as a candidate for the Emil S. Liston Award.
The Liston Award is named in honor of the NAIA's first executive secretary and the prime mover behind the NAIA Men's Basketball National Tournament. The award is presented annually to one men's and women's basketball student-athlete who has shown high athletic and scholastic achievement.
Lamb is heading into his senior year with a 3.92 GPA with a major in Biology. He's tallied 1,201 points for the Blue and Gold and ranks third all-time in school history with 265 career 3-pointers made.
"Jackson has been a valuable member to our team, but his value extends far beyond his accomplishments on the court," said BC head coach Mark Svagera. "He represents what is great about NAIA athletics. He is the ultimate competitor, but also a positive leader in our program."
Along with his Liston Award within the conference, Lamb has earned All-GPAC accolades the last two years and was an Honorable Mention All-American last season.
The national winners will be named during the NAIA National Awards Day on September 15. The NAIA winners will be recognized as part of the NAIA National Awards Luncheon at the NAIA National Convention next March in Kansas City, MO.