Brescia University has once again been selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Committee and the National Office as a 2016-2017 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution. Brescia University has received these honor, which highlights the pursuit of character-driven athletics, a total of six times with the most recent being 2016.
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.
Brescia University received the silver medallion, which is awarded to institutions that score above 75 percent.
In addition to the school designation, Brescia University also had more than ten student athletes from various sports who received the individual Champion of Character accolade for the 2016-2017 school year for exemplifying the NAIA’s five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
“To be named a 2016-2017 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution is one of the greatest accolades we can receive because of how it speaks to the character and integrity of our students,” stated Father Larry Hostetter, President of Brescia University. “As a Catholic higher education provider, we strive to help our students become the best versions of themselves, and to develop into servant leaders who are not only receiving an education to help them accomplish their dreams, but who are becoming good citizens who are making a difference in the lives of others. This award highlights the Brescia Difference in the goodness of our students and in their exemplary coaches.”
For more information on the 2016-2017 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution honor, visit www.naia.org.