The Association, which boasts a proud reputation as an arena that promotes competitive athletics, academic excellence and character values, recognized Trevecca Nazarene University as one of 204 colleges and universities with the Champions of Character 5 Star Award. To receive the award members scored 60 or more points on the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard. Trevecca totaled 73 points on the scorecard.
Trevecca's conference, the TranSouth Athletic Conference, landed in the top conference spot along with the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. Both conferences had 100% of its member schools making the grade. Over 70% of member institutions and 77% of member conferences were named to the Five Star list.
The Scorecard was crafted to convert the NAIA’s vision and strategy into measurable goals and to monitor progress towards advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics. The initiative supports performance-driven athletics while defining expectations and standards that drive successful teams and athletics departments.
Institutions were measured 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. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.
The Scorecard process 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 learn more about the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard and 5 Star Award visit www.ChampionsofCharacter.org.
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.
Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association’s innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.