ISU's Julian Larry among MVC's 'Good Neighbor' award winners

Mar. 13—Participation in community activities in Terre Haute such as the Beautiful Lives Project, the CEO breakfast, and the Indiana State University faculty appreciation luncheon helped earn Sycamore basketball player Julian Larry a Missouri Valley Conference honor.

And, Larry earned Athletic Director Honor Roll status in 2020-21, 2021-22 and 2022-23.

On Wednesday, the MVC announced that Larry has received the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Winter award for the 2023-24 season.

The other MVC winter awardees are Tessa Miller, Belmont, women's basketball; Callie Ziebell, Bradley, women's basketball; Taylor McAulay, Drake, women's basketball; Ben Humrichous, Evansville, men's basketball; Isaiah Rivera, UIC, men's basketball; Maya Wong, Illinois State, women's basketball; Lily DeSpain, Missouri State, women's swimming and diving; Quincy Anderson, Murray State, men's basketball; Taylor Short, Northern Iowa, women's swimming and diving; Miroslava Zaborska, Southern Illinois, women's swimming and diving; Roxanne Adams, Valparaiso, women's swimming and diving.

The awards aim to to honor the achievements of exceptional student-athletes.

In order to be eligible for the award, the student-athlete must be in good academic standing, must demonstrate good citizenship through good sportsmanship and significant community service, and must participate in a sport, during the season of recognition. The Valley will recognize 12 student-athletes three times annually (Fall, Winter, Spring), for a total of 36 honorees. Institutions select their State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award honorees.