KANSAS CITY – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recently announced Grace College as a Five-Star Champions of Character institution.
Grace was given gold level status, the highest level on the NAIA’s internal point system. Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to the NAIA’s Champions of Character program. Each school can earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Exceptional student-athlete GPAs and minimal athlete ejections across all sports are also taken into account.
“This honor is a direct reflection of our coaches and student-athletes; our programs strive for excellence on and off the field of competition. All of life’s lessons can be taught in the arena of athletics, and the pursuit of high character is an important part of our mission at Grace,” said Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe. “At Grace we are dedicated to the pursuit of Christian excellence, and we are proud to partner with the NAIA to build champions of character.”
Grace is one of five Crossroads League schools to reach gold status from the NAIA. The Crossroads League was also named a Five-Star Conference by the NAIA.