Menlo College Named Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

Kansas City, Mo. – Menlo College has once again been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2012-13 academic year, the NAIA National Office recently announced. This marks the fourth consecutive year Menlo has earned this honor since the program's inception in 2009.

Menlo earned high marks on the NAIA's Champions of Character Scorecard, which takes into account each institution's commitment and adherence to the Champions of Characterprogram. Points are earned in five key areas including: character training, academic focus, character recognition, character promotion and conduct in competition.

This year, more than 80 percent – 217 overall – of NAIA member-institutions earned the necessary 60 points to be named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Institution and for the second-straight year, all 23 NAIA Conference, including the California Pacific Conference, were named Five-Star Champions of Character Conferences. This honor is bestowed on every conference in which 60 percent of the member institutions earnChampions of Character Five-Star institution status. The average score for institutions in 2012-13 was 73.55.

“Earning this honor for the fourth-straight year speaks volumes about the type of coaches and student-athletes we have here at Menlo,” said Menlo College Director of Athletics Keith Spataro. “It's an honor and privilege to work with people who model these values on a daily basis.” 

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