Menlo College Athletics earns Silver Five Star Champions of Character Award

Silver Five Star Champions of Character Award

ATHERTON, Calif. – For the 10th consecutive year, Menlo College has been recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champions of Character Institution, earning silver honors for the 2017-18 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). Menlo College is one of six Golden State Athletics Conference institutions to earn the Champions of Character Award this season.

This year 171 NAIA institutions earned the Five-Star Institution Award. Included were 74 institutions at the gold distinction level, 62 at the silver distinction level and 35 at the bronze distinction level.

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 two gold awards and three silver awards to its credit. In 2017-18, Menlo College Athletics saw 15 of its 16 varsity teams maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and also had the most combined wins in school history.