Award criteria include candidates emulating the exceptional character traits exhibited by the award's namesake, Hobey Baker. An American super-hero, Baker was a World War I fighter pilot and was known as America's greatest amateur athlete in his day, excelling at hockey and football at Princeton. Award candidates must demonstrate strength of character both on and off the ice, contribute to the integrity of his team and display outstanding skills in all phases of the game. Consideration also is given to scholastic achievement and sportsmanship.
The fan vote for the Hobey Baker award began today, which continues through March 10th, counts for 1% of the determination of the top ten finalists for the award.
In November, Walters was named the national player of the month for his 15 point performance in leading the Mavs to a perfect 7-0 record.
UNO fans have already started a Facebook page and declared the #wally4hobey hashtag on Twitter. Not sure if anybody's started anything on Pinterest, but give them time.