Awarded annually to a full-time upper year student whose integrity, scholarship and extra-curricular contribution to the Nipissing University athletic community is outstanding. This award aims to recognize a student who strives to encourage the "Laker Spirit" in one or more of the following areas of university athletics: varsity and intramural sports, winter classic, the Nipissing University Student Athletic Council, coaching and/or official game duties. All nominated candidates are required to be in good academic standing. Nominations are requested from the university community (faculty, staff, students and alumni) in February. A decision is made by the Athletics Advisory Board.