The award recipient shall be a Junior on the Intercollegiate Swimming Team at EIU. The recipient must fully intend to compete as a member with the swim team during his/her Senior year at EIU. Preference shall be given to students majoring or minoring in Kinesiology and Sports Studies. Factors to be considered include swimming improvement, leadership qualities, and academic standing. If no Junior applies for the award, preference shall go to a Sophomore. Financial need may be considered. Applications will become available on February 1, 2017. The deadline to submit applications is Monday, February 28, 2017.