Menlo College Awarded Gold NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Award

Menlo College Awarded Gold NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Award

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the 11th consecutive year, Menlo College has been recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Institution, earning gold honors for the 2018-19 season. This marks the third time in the last five seasons Menlo Athletics has earned gold distinction (2014-15, 2016-17). Eight different Golden State Athletics Conference Institutions were named Champions of Character with six earning gold status. Overall, Menlo is among only 25% of NAIA institutions across the country to earn the distinction of gold Five-Star Champions of Character for the 2018-19 season.

Points are awarded through the Champions of Character Scorecard which 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).

This year 180 NAIA institutions earned the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.

The mission of the Champions of Character program is to help student-athletes and their coaches embody five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

Since the NAIA went to the bronze, silver and gold system, Menlo has three gold awards and three silver awards to its credit.