NAIA Selects Brescia as 2015-2016 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Brescia University has been selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Committee and the National Office as a 2015-2016 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. Brescia University was one of 171 member institutions at the national level that was selected for the honor and this is the fifth time the University has received this honor.

The Champions of Character Committee uses a scorecard to measure each institution’s commitment to the Champions of Character and points are earned in five key areas; character training, academic focus, character recognition, character promotion and conduct in competition. An institution must score 60% or above on the scorecard to be named a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution.

“It is the implication of Catholic higher education to make sure that such a fundamental value as love is not only fostered in the lives of our students, but strengthened by the holistic education they receive at Brescia University,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “That is why being named a 2015-2016 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution is such an honor. It speaks to the goodness of our students, and their identity as servant leaders, as well as our faculty and staff’s ability to teach and coach through the vocation of love in a way that inspires champions of character, both in play and in life.”

Brescia University received the silver medallion, awarded to institutions that score above 75 percent. In the 2015-2016 school year, 14 individual student athletes at Brescia University were recognized as Champions of Character for exemplifying the NAIA’s five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

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