This award is named in honor of Jim Fallis (wrestler), the first four-time All-American at Lake Superior State College. Following graduation, Jim coached and taught for 12 years at LSSU. He served as the University’s director of Athletics from 1986-1993. In 2005, he was inducted to the LSSU Athletic Hall of Fame for his achievements as a LSSU athlete, coach and athletic director. A merit based award, the recipient must be an All-American honoree, in any sport, the previous academic year with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection is based on the recommendation of the LSSU Athletics Department.