Malone's Justin Lower received the 2010 Jack Nicklaus Award from the Golf Coaches Association of America as the NAIA’s Player of the Year.
Lower joins golfers from four other intercollegiate divisions — NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, and the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association — as winners of this national award. He was the medalist in the NAIA national men's championship tournament, and led Malone to its overall third-place finish. In June, he finished 9th overall as a member of the U.S. team at the 13th World University Golf Championship at Málaga, Spain.
— Bob Burke