NAIA gives HU Champs of Character

For the second consecutive year, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has awarded Huntington University the Champions of Character Five Star Award.

Institutions are measured using the NAIA Scorecard and is based on the NAIA's flagship program "Champions of Character," which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To receive this award, institutions must score at least 60 out of 100 possible points.

HU received the award based on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in each of the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. The Foresters also earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages.

Conferences with at least 60 percent of their members earning Five Star recognition are designated as Champions of Character Five Star Conferences. Eight of the 10 Crossroads League institutions received this award and as such, the Crossroads League has been named a Champions of Character Five Star Conference.