Named in honor of Robert L. Lindsay, the eighth president of USA Volleyball, 1981-1984, and a former regional commissioner, who was instrumental in the success of the national-team-in-residence program in the 1980s. This program set a new standard for all National Governing Bodies in the United States.

COMMISSION: This vehicle recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to volleyball at the local, regional, national and/or international levels through USA Volleyball or one of its Affiliate Organizations. The award is administered by USA Volleyball Regions and Affiliated Organizations.

CRITERIA: Active participation and leadership in volleyball during the current playing season as a coach, official and/or administrator; Promotion of volleyball and/or the corporation with the nominating Member Organization; Contribution of articles on volleyball in special or regular communication vehicles of the corporation and/or the nominating organization or other such publications having national and/or international distribution; Speeches or scholarly presentations that serve to promote volleyball play; Research that enhances the coaching, teaching or analysis of volley ball play. An active role in major volleyball programs or projects; Former recipients are not eligible to receive this award from the same Affiliate Organization but are eligible to receive the recognition from other/another Affiliate Organization(s)