Indiana Tech Named NAIA Five Star Institution

October 7, 2011

For Immediate Release

Kansas City, MO – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has recognized Indiana Tech as a 2010-11 Champions of Character Five Star Award recipient for advancing character-driven athletics. The award recognizes institutions and conferences that are active in the NAIA's Champions of Character program which emphasizes the five core values - integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

Indiana Tech was one of eight Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference member schools to receive the award and the WHAC also received the Five Star Conference Award.

The NAIA, which boasts a proud reputation as an arena that promotes competitive athletics, academic excellence and character values simultaneously, will recognize 220 colleges and universities and 23 conferences with the Champions of Character Five Star Award. To receive the award members scored 60 or more points on the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard and conferences named to the list had at least 60% of its member schools making the grade with 60 or more points.

“In today’s complex college athletic environments – where success is sometimes only measured by wins and losses – strengthening effective athletic departments and leadership is key to advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics,” said Kristin Gillette, NAIA Director of Champions of Character. “The Scorecard supports and recognizes member institutions and conferences using sport as a vehicle to teach life lessons. No doubt this is a point of differentiation in college athletics and making a huge impact on our 60,000 student-athletes.”

To see the full release please visit http://www.championsofcharacter.org/article/39.php

For more information on Indiana Tech athletics please call the Athletic Office at 260-422-5561 ext. 2262 or visit our website at http://www.indianatech.edu/athletics

 

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