KANSAS CITY - For the 10th-consecutive year, Stephens has been named a NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution, the national office announced Tuesday. The Stars earned 89 points and a silver-level distinction for the third-consecutive year.

“We are so proud of our athletes and staff for receiving Five Star recognition from the NAIA,” said Josh Steffen, the interim athletic director at Stephens. “One of the goals of our department is for our students to grow as people and students through their athletic participation. This recognition from the NAIA is tangible evidence that this is happening, and we will work as hard as we can to make sure it continues!”

A total of 180 NAIA member institutions, including 12 of 13 American Midwest Conference (AMC) schools, received the Five-Star rating.

The AMC was one of 16 conferences to win the award.

The Champions of Character program provides resources to member institutions to enhance administrators, staff and student-athletes in its five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to Champions of Character in five key areas. Institutions can be recognized as Five-Star schools at three different levels: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze (60-74 points).

To carry out the Champions of Character mission, every Stars team or groups participated in outreach activities and volunteer opportunities in 2018-19. Three head coaches also participated as celebrity guests in the Blue Ribbon Writing Celebration at Blue Ridge Elementary School on May 3. 

Five-Star Institutions: Gold | Silver | Bronze

 

Republished from the Stephens College Athletics website 


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