When I started the research for River City Rivals, I knew that Briar Cliff had three really good ‘guards/wings’ in Erich Erdman, Jay Wolfe and Jackson Lamb. What I didn’t know at the time, was how they would compare to the greats of Charger lore. Well, two plus years later, I think we all know how that turned out, and in Jackson’s case, is still turning out. Erich (1,881 points) is 7th all-time in scoring at BCU and Jay (1,804) is 9th, forming a sandwich around Reggie Grenald. Jackson began this season in 27th position with 1,201 points, but at his current average of 25 ppg, projects to 1.951 career points with a 30-game campaign. That would place him just in front of Eddie Warren, in 5th place.
Because Lamb isn’t mentioned much in R.C.R., I wanted to add this announcement from the NAIA since the Liston is such an important award. Maybe 5 or 10 years from now, if there is an updated version of R.C.R., there’ll be more of this tremendous trio.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that Jackson Lamb of Briar Cliff University is the 2019 recipient of the Emil S. Liston Award. Lamb is a member of the Briar Cliff men’s basketball team.
Presented by Daktronics, the Emil S. Liston award recognizes both academic and athletic excellence by junior student-athletes in men’s and women’s basketball. The scholarship is named in honor of the NAIA’s first executive secretary who was also a prime mover behind the men’s basketball tournament. This award has been presented annually since 1950 to one junior men’s and one junior women’s basketball student-athlete. Each student is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Jackson Lamb, from Greenfield, Iowa, has been an outstanding student-athlete on the Briar Cliff University men’s basketball team. His dedication to his team has led them to two quarterfinal appearances during his time in the Chargers’ program. He has received numerous athletic honors, including NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, First Team All-Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), as well as contributing as a freshman to a GPAC championship. He encourages his teammates and inspires them to perform to the best of their abilities.
Lamb is the ultimate competitor and always pushes himself to be the best he can be and pushes his teammates to be the same. His dedication, work ethic, and consistency has transferred to the classroom where he is a biology, pre-med major earning a 3.9 cumulative GPA. Lamb is the ultimate competitor on the court and is active on campus, in the community, and at his church. He is an all-around outstanding player and person