Annual award for undergraduate student attending Missouri State University, who is a member of the intercollegiate varsity soccer program. Preference given first to Springfield high school graduates; and then to southwest Missouri residents or Missouri residents. When awarded to a freshman, selection based on high school performance, college potential and leadership. When awarded to a sophomore or above, student must have maintained an overall GPA of at least 2.5. Student must play in the position of defender. Due date and award amount varies.