Emil S. Liston Award
The Emil S. Liston Award is presented annually by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and Daktronics to recognize a male and female junior basketball player for their excellence in playing ability, scholarship, and character. The award has been given since 1950 and honors the memory of the NAIA’s first executive director, Emil Liston. Mr. Liston was the founder of the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB) and played a principal role in the NAIA men’s basketball tournament. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.