Introducing the Lark of the Year Award.
Recognizing players who consistently make an impact on and off the field.

The Lark of the Year award recognizes current Larks players who strive to create fun, friendly, and happy experiences on the field and in the community. Candidates for the Lark of the Year demonstrate a commitment to entertainment, fans and athletic excellence. Players are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Performer Personality
    • Player actively participates in on-field activities, community events, and appearances and embodies the Larks mission of using FUN to make a difference
  • Exemplary Character
    • Player showcases a high level of sportsmanship on and off the field
  • Athletic Excellence
    • Player performs consistently on the field, both in terms of results and 110% effort

Nominate and Vote.

Did a Larks player positively impact you, your family or someone you know? Did they go above and beyond to make your experience memorable? We want to know! Share your stories with us.

Fans are encouraged to nominate a player(s) throughout the season by filling out the form below. Nominations will be considered in determining the finalists for the Lark of the Year.

At the end of the season, fans can then vote for the player they want to see recognized as the Lark of the Year.

  • Nominate now!
  • Voting Opens: Monday, July 18
  • Voting Ends: Friday, August 5
  • Lark of the Year Recognition: Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13

What does the Lark of the Year receive?

The Lark of the Year receives:

  • A NIL agreement with the Larks*
  • Recognition at the Larks game on August 12 and August 13
  • The official Lark of the Year trophy

The Larks will also recognize one Larks player following each homestand for their efforts on the field, in the stands and in the community. The Lark of the Homestand will receive:

  • Recognition at a Larks home game
  • The official Lark of the Homestand trophy

*The Larks and the winning player will create a Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) agreement together in accordance with all state laws and school/conference rules for the student-athletes program. Click here to learn more about what an NIL agreement is and how it benefits the student athlete as implemented by the NCAA in 2021.