NEW ALBANY, Ind. – Indiana University Southeast has been named an NAIA Champions of Character Gold-Level Institution by the NAIA for the fourth consecutive year.
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 with a possibility of 100 points. Institutions can be recognized as Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions at three different levels: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze (60-74).
“One of our department’s main goals every year is to earn Gold-Level status in the NAIA Champions of Character program,” Director of Athletics Joe Glover said. “The Champions of Character program is something that we strive to represent in everything that we do and we are honored to earn Gold Level status once again. Our student-athletes, coaches and support staff are great examples of what it means to represent IU Southeast and the Champions of Character program.”
180 member institutions were named Champions of Character Five-Star Award winners. 63 schools earned Gold Level status.
Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in 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 having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.
Visit the NAIA website for the complete list of Five-Star Institutions.