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Teams of Character

The Buffalo Funds Five-Star Champions of Character Team Awards are presented at the end of the season for each of the NAIA's 25 championship sports. Teams that receive this prestigious award demonstrate in every day decisions integrity, respect, responsibility,  sportsmanship and servant leadership  These institutions and athletic programs strive for excellence in and out of competition and are part of communities throughout the country dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics.

2017-2018 Buffalo Funds Five-Star
Champions of Character Team Award Winners

FALL SPORTS

Men's Cross Country: Montreat College
Women's Cross Country: St. Xavier University
Men's Soccer: University of Houston-Victoria
Women's Soccer: Mount Vernon Nazarene University
Volleyball: University of the Cumberlands
Football: University of St. Mary
 

WINTER SPORTS

Men's Basketball DI
Women's Basketball DI
Men's Basketball DII
Women's Basketball DII
Men's Indoor Track & Field
Women's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Swimming & Diving
Women's Swimming & Diving
Wrestling
Competitive Cheer
Competitive Dance
 

SPRING SPORTS

Women's Golf
Men's Golf
Women's Tennis
Men's Tennis
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Baseball
Softball

 
 

Championship Information

Sports Rules - Swimming & Diving (W)