Peru State’s Simpson Heart’s Liston Winner
Peru State men’s basketball student-athlete Isaac Simpson (Papillion) has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) recipient of the Emil S. Liston award for junior men’s basketball players.
Simpson is the second-in-arow Liston award winner for Peru State. He was pleased to learn of the recognition and stated, “It is an honor to learn that I am the second men’s basketball player from Peru State to ever have been selected at the conference level to earn this award. It is even better to know that the Bobcat men have been represented two years in a row.”
Fellow teammate Deonte McReynolds (Chicago) won the conference honor for the 2018- 19 year.
The NAIA Emil S. Liston Award named in honor of the NAIA’s first executive secretary and the prime mover behind the men’s basketball tournament. The scholarship has been presented annually since 1950 to one junior men’s and one junior women’s basketball student-athlete who has shown high athletic and scholastic achievement.
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