Missouri Valley College junior men’s basketball player Jace Lance of Marshall has been selected as the Heart of America Athletic Conference nominee for the NAIA’s Emil S. Liston Award. The award is presented to one men’s and one women’s basketball student-athlete in the NAIA for their efforts on the court and in the classroom. Nominees must have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA and be at least a junior. Lance is a three-time All-Conference selection, and three-time Heart Scholar Athlete. The national award winner will be announced during the NAIA National Awards Day, September 15.