WIU Athletics announces award honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

MACOMB, Ill. (NEWS3) — The Western Illinois University Athletics Department and Multicultural Center announced the brand new MLK Award.

The departments announced the award at the men’s basketball game last Thursday against Oral Roberts. The first winners of the award, honoring Martin Luther King Jr., will be named next basketball season on MLK Game Night which will take place on the nearest basketball game to MLK Day.

The award will be given to one student-athlete and a student who does not participate in WIU athletics, but who embodies the characteristics and values displayed by King.

Nominations for the award will open on Dec. 1 and will close on Dec. 14.