Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award
The Chip Hilton Player of the Year Award was presented to a men's college basketball player who was a senior and who had demonstrated strong personal character both on and off the court, similar to the fictional Chip Hilton character depicted by Hall of Fame coach Clair Bee in the classic Chip Hilton series of sports stories.
The NCAA had given the national award since 1997 to a Division I player who demonstrated outstanding character, leadership, integrity, humility, sportsmanship and talent. The award has evidently ceased to be given out following 2011 as no 2012 announcements were ever made.
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