WICHITA FALLS, TX (TNN) -
NCAA Division II presented Midwestern State with the 2019 Award of Excellence Saturday at the annual NCAA Convention.
The Award of Excellence is an accolade recognizing campus and community engagement initiatives take on the in the past year.
Division II honors its members each year for conducing events that exemplify any of the six Division II attributes which include learning, balance, resourcefulness, sportsmanship, passing and service.
The MSU Texas Athletics community spent a week honoring late student-athlete Robert Gray.
Each athletic team completed various acts of kindness in Robert’s honor on the one-year anniversary of his death.
A committee of athletics administrators determined this year’s finalists, while the national Division II Student-Athlete Advisory Committee selected the winner.
Midwestern State received $1,500 and a football game or a basketball doubleheader featured during the 2019-20 regular season media agreement.
The first runner-up received $1,250, while the second runner-up received $1,000 and each finalist earned $500.
All prize money is intended for future community engagement events.