Trinity Named 2015-16 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution
Each year the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recognizes excellence in character-driven intercollegiate athletics programs with the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution award. Trinity was among the 171 NAIA institutions that received the Five-Star designation for 2015-16.
The Five-Star award is a part of the NAIA’s Champions of Character initiative that measures each institution’s commitment to the five core values of character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Institutions also earn points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year. Based on the scorecard system, Trinity received the Bronze award.
Throughout the 2015-16 school year Trinity’s athletics program was involved in various activities that promoted the Champions of Character values. Coaches and student-athletes received training in and promoted Christ-like conduct on and off the playing field. Teams participated in outreach activities such as conducting clinics and camps, organizing food drives, promoting cancer awareness events, participating in community service projects, and serving the underprivileged. In addition the teams were academically focused and maintained a high grade point average.
For more information and a complete list of Five-Star institutions visit: www.naia.org.