College earned award based on academics, integrity
MIDWAY, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2014) – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes (NAIA) has released its list of 168 schools that were named Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions for the 2013-14 season and Midway College is among them.
The designation is awarded based 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.
Midway and its student athletes participated in various community outreach activities during the season, including providing support at a community festival, hosting athletic camps and presenting a summer camp that focused on the Champions of Character theme. In addition athletics staff participated in numerous training events that focused on character and ethics.
“Receiving this designation is an honor for Midway College,” said Dr. Jim Tussey, athletics director of Midway College. “We love seeing our student-athletes develop and grow as players, but we also let them know that it’s important for them to become women of character and integrity. Being named a five-star school shows that our staff and students are committed to being the best they can be on and off of the field and court.”
The NAIA’s Champions of Character program provides training for student-athletes and professional development for coaches and staff. The values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leaderships are put into play and accounted for at NAIA schools.