Jacob Green is the 2017 male recipient of the NAIA’s Duer Scholarship Award.

Jacob Green, a senior from Sioux Falls, S.D., was named the 2017 male recipient of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) A.O. Duer Scholarship Award as part of Friday’s NAIA National Awards Day.

The A.O. Duer Scholarship Award is named in honor of the NAIA’s former secretary who served the association for 26 years. The award has been presented annually since 1967 to a male and female student-athlete completing their junior season in any sport who has excellent scholarship, character and citizenship.

Green is a member of the Mustangs’ cross country and track & field teams. He was named a 2017 College Division Track & Field/Cross Country Second-Team Academic All-American by College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and is a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete in both cross country and track & field. Green has a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.88 with a double major in biology and chemistry.

He has earned NAIA All-America honors in track & field five times during his Morningside career, most recently when he helped lead Morningside to an eighth place finish in the 3200-meter relay at the 2017 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships. Green earned All-America recognition in two events this past indoor season with a seventh place finish in the 1000-meters and a fifth place finish in the 3200-meter relay at the NAIA Indoor National Championships. He was the 2017 Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) indoor champion in the 1000-meters and the 2017 GPAC outdoor runner-up in the 800-meters.

Green is a member of Morningside’s Dean’s Honor List and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. He serves as treasurer of Morningside’s Beta Beta Beta biology honor society, is vice-president of Morningside’s Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society, a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and a volunteer for numerous organizations in the Sioux City area.

“Jacob Green is the type of person others are drawn to,” said Morningside cross country and track & field head coach David Nash. “He has an infectious smile and attitude and his positive energy is priceless. How he has time for two jobs, cross country, track & field, volunteer work, mentoring and being a Dean’s List recipient is beyond belief.”