NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Not only are Grenadier athletes among Indiana University Southeast’s top students, they’re also being recognized for their conduct in and commitment to their sports.
IU Southeast athletics has been named a Champions of Character Gold-Level Institution by the NAIA.
Every year, each NAIA institution and conference demonstrates their progress in pursuing character-driven athletics. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas.
IU Southeast was the only member of the River States Conference to earn a gold-level distinction.
For Director of Athletics Joe Glover, achieving that top honor has been an intentional mission for his coaches and student-athletes.
“I am very proud of our student-athletes and coaches for working hard to reach this top level of NAIA Character recognition,” Glover said. “Almost two years ago, I challenged our department to set a goal of obtaining Champions of Character Gold status. We talked about it in every staff and team meeting. It is rewarding to see that our efforts and focus paid off and that our coaches and students continue to set a great example for those in our community. We will continue to make sure that strong character and values are at the center of everything we do.”
To read more about this accolade, visit IU Southeast Athletics.