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Marietta, Georgia, September 13, 2019 – Life University was recognized by the NAIA as a Silver Champions of Character Five-Star Institution award winner Wednesday, September 11. 180 NAIA member institutions were named Champions of Character Five-Star Award winners.
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.

The Champions of Character Scorecard measures a commitment to character training, academic focus, character promotion, conduct in competition and character recognition on a scale of 0-100 points. Award levels are based on the number of points earned: gold (90-100 points), silver (75-89 points) and bronze (60-74 points).

Life University Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast had this to say on the honor, “Every institution strives to have high-character student-athletes and coaches. Life University believes that character is truly measured by the way you treat individuals and how you value all of the characteristics that are unique to each person. The college experience is one big teachable moment, and we consistently strive to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion through LIFE’s guiding principle of Lasting Purpose: To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance. We believe that it’s through this guiding principle that we are able to achieve the NAIA five-star status.”

Full List of Winners
NAIA Champions of Character Homepage

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