Southeastern Named Champions of Character Five Star Institution
October 18, 2012
The Sun Conference is One of Six Leagues to have All Members Recognized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics released its annual Champion of Character Five-Star Institutions report on Wednesday, and The Sun Conference finds itself in rare company, one of only six leagues in the country to have 100-percent of its membership winning the recognition.
"The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion."
221 NAIA schools were named Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions, led by Montana Tech with 100 total points. Joining The Sun Conference with perfect league membership were Appalachian Athletic Conference, Frontier Conference, Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Collegiate Conference and the TranSouth Athletic Conference.
Webber International was the highest-scoring Sun Conference school, recording 78 points. Following the Warriors were South Carolina Beaufort (77 points), Embry-Riddle (75), Johnson & Wales (74), SCAD Savannah (73), Warner (73), Northwood (72), Southeastern (71), St. Thomas (70), Ave Maria (67), Florida Memorial (65) and Thomas (65).
The Sun Conference was the largest conference (12 members) to receive a perfect membership score, and averaged the second-highest score per NAIA school (71.6).
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