• Athlete must perform their sport and (ongoing) achievement during the June 15, 2018 – June 14, 2019 time period. This may not include the entire season but the majority of it.
  • Athlete must be of an amateur status.
  • Athletes of any age are eligible for nomination.
  • Athletes may participate in any type of sport to be considered for selection.
  • A "team" nominated is based on team participation during their competition. As an example, tennis may have singles (individual nomination) or doubles (team nomination). The nomination should be due to their performance as the individual or as the team.
  • All nominees must reside or attend a school within a 20-mile radius of the Mankato community. Nominees that live within a 20-mile radius, but attend a school outside of the boundary are still eligible. Eligible surrounding communities: Mankato East High School, Mankato West High School, Loyola Catholic School, Immanuel Lutheran, Maple River, St. Clair, Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial, St. Peter, Janesville Waldorf Pemberton, Cleveland, Minnesota Valley Lutheran, Nicollet, Minnesota State University, Mankato, Bethany Lutheran College, Gustavus Adolphus College.
  • Collegiate athletes attending school are eligible but must have graduated from a high school located in the 20-mile radius as defined above.
  • Non-collegiate athlete must be a permanent resident within the 20 mile radius.
  • Athletes must be in good standing with their respective school.