Grand View University issued the following announcement on Sept. 5.
Every year, each NAIA institution and conference demonstrate their progress in pursuing character-driven athletics. Grand View has been recognized as a gold star Champions of Character institution for their actions in the 2017-18. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas with a possibility of earning 100 points. Institutions can be recognized as Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions at three different levels: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze (60-74 points).
Over 250 Grand View student-athletes volunteered approximately 465 hours in the greater Des Moines community throughout the 2017-18 school year. Activities ranged from putting on camps for low income areas for free, building and fostering relationship between student-athletes and the adolescents, packaging meals for the Heartland, volunteering at Miracle League and at Mercy Family Fun Day, along with visiting several elementary schools to speak to the youth about the importance of education and living a champions of character lifestyle.
Along with volunteering, Grand View student-athletes attend Champions of Character speakers throughout the year and demonstrated a Champions of Character lifestyle on the playing field.
This year 171 NAIA institutions earned the Five-Star Institution Award. Included were 74 institutions at the gold distinction level, 62 at the silver distinction level and 35 at the bronze distinction level.
NAIA Conferences continued to embrace character-driven excellence with 16 conferences earning the Champions of Character Five-Star Conference Award. Leading the way was the California Pacific Conference with 100% of its member institutions earning the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.
The 2018-19 Champions of Character Scorecard is now available on NAIAHelp. The deadline for this year's Scorecard turn in is June 15, 2019.
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