Oct 4th, 2013 @ 4:59 pm | Author: Mark Potts, Sports Information Director
Valley City State University has again been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Institution for the 2012-13 school year.
The Champions of Character scorecard measures each institution’s commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, character recognition, academic focus and character promotion.
“We are very pleased to once again be named a Champions of Character institution,” said athletic director Jack Denholm. “Our student-athletes put in a lot of work in the classroom and in the community. Being named a Champion of Character shows we emphasize this throughout our athletic programs.”
This year, more than 80 percent of NAIA member institutions scored the 60 points necessary to be named Five Star Champions of Character Institutions.
Through the Champions of Character program, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
All four eligible schools in the North Star Athletic Association were named Champions of Character.
For the second-straight year, all 23 NAIA Conferences were named Five Star Champions of Character Conferences.