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Lewis-Clark State Named NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution

LEWISTON, Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College was recently name as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award winner by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, NAIA officials have announced.

Each year, the NAIA measures institutions on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character. The institutions earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions also receive 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.

The Champions of Character Scorecard measures a commitment to character training, academic focus, character promotion, conduct in competition, and character recognition on a scale of 0-100 points. Award levels are based on the number of points earned: gold (90-100 points), silver (75-89 points) and bronze (60-74 points).

LC State received a silver award and was one of 157 NAIA institutions to earn the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.

The NAIA started the Champions of Character program in 2000 to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official, and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

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