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Champions of Character Live 5 High 5!

January 02, 2014

Know a student-athlete who deserves a Live 5 High 5 for demonstrating one of the Five Core Values? Click the logo to submit one today!

 Brian Labbe

This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Brian Labbe's Athletic Director Ryan Nourse, University of Montana-Western Athletics.   

Brian headed up the Operation Christmas Child Christmas box donation for all of the athletic teams at Western.  He helped find leaders from each team and got boxes purchased and delivered to my office for delivery.      

Brian Labbe, University of Montana-Western


This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Alexandria Merz's coach, Melanie Loughin, Davenport University Women's Golf.  

Alex is the type of athlete every coach wants on a team.  She plays two sports at Davenport (golf and basketball).  Her answer to everything I ask her to do is "yes".  She puts the team first.  She contributes to both her programs and gives 100%.     

Alexandria Merz, Davenport University


This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Jose Rivera's teammate, Edwin Seda, Bacone College Baseball Team.    

Jose shows the respect he has by always greeting teammates and coaches when he arrives at practices and meetings.  Jose also congratulates his teammates on their accomplishments.   

Jose Rivera, Bacone College

Ivana Temple 

This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Ivana Temple's teammate and friend, Cori Carpio, Indiana Institute of Technology Women's Soccer Team.   

Ivana didn't get a lot of playing time but she worked hard at every practice.  She came to every practice with a very positive attitude.  

Ivana Temple, Indiana Institute of Technology

Amy Yeoman 

This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Marie Supanich,  University of California, Merced Women's Soccer Coach and Campus Character Liaison.  

Amy's competitiveness may at times cause unintentional fouls but her sportsmanship never fails to shine through as she will often be found apologizing or helping up her opponents. 

Amy Yeoman, University of California, Merced


This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Glenn Townsend, Faulkner University Women's Soccer Coach.  

No matter in training or games goalkeeper Tia brings a great team oreinted attitude. With a young team the senior captain is leading daily by talking and teaching her young teammates.  She has an outstanding presence and relationship with the team. 

Tia Rogers, Faulkner University


This Live 5 High 5 nomination was submitted by Amy Sauser, College of St. Mary Assistant Athletics Director. 

Ella Spencer, College of St. Mary always stays positive even when her team is losing. Sportsmanship is following the rules of a contest and demonstrating a concern about the spirit and etiquette of how the contest is played or administered.

The NAIA's first Live 5 High 5 was submitted by a referee for the 2013 Women's Soccer National Championship.

Mia Persson, Lindsey Wilson, the NAIA Player of the Year, was heard encouraging not only her teammates but the other team from the sideline. Respect is character in action as it is given and received in public. Respect is valuing the person that stands before you.