Highlights from the 2015-16 Scorecard
Every year, each NAIA institution and conference demonstrates their progress in pursuing character-driven athletics. The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas with a possibility of 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).
Blue Mountain College (Miss.) and Columbia College (Mo.) won the top spot with a total with 95 points each. University of St. Francis (Ind.), Biola University (Calif.), Edward Waters College (Fla.) and Truett-McConnell (Ga.) were next with 94 points.
This year, 171 NAIA institutions earned the Five-Star Institution Award including 18 at the gold distinction level, 71 at the silver distinction level and 79 at the bronze distinction level.
NAIA conferences also showed improvement this year, with 18 receiving the Champions of Character Five Star Conference Award.
The 2016-17 Champions of Character Scorecard is now available on NAIAHelp.