This award was established in memory of James Daniel "Danny" Eggart, a 1965 graduate of the College of Health and Human Performance. Eggart attended UF on a baseball scholarship and was All-SEC in 1963. He finished his career as the all-time leader in innings pitched and wins. His wish was that this scholarship would assist students from Escambia County, Fla., to attend the University of Florida. Danny Eggart passed away in 1989.