National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character
The NAIA Champions of Character program aims to instill five core values in NAIA athletes, coaches: respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership, and sportsmanship. Our Lady of the Lake University shares and supports these values and strives to promote the Champions of Character program by working with students, coaches through our Champions of Character educational program.
As an NAIA institution, Our Lady of the Lake University has developed a Champions of Character program that includes:
- Ongoing character education for all student-athletes using the Champions of Character Live 5 orientation program.
- Professional development for coaches and athletics administrative staff including completion of the Character-Driven Coaching course.
- An emphasis on hospitality, proper game management and exemplary conduct in competition.
- Ongoing assessment of progress in the program's implementation.
The NAIA Champions of Character program is designed to instill an understanding of character values in sport, and provide student-athletes, coaches and parents the training to help them know and do the right things, inside and outside the sports setting. The program is dedicated to the principle that character is a choice and that being a champion is about reaching potential and making good decisions consistently in daily life.
The mission of Champions of Character is to restore character values and raise a generation of students who understand and demonstrate in everyday decisions the five core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and sportsmanship.
Saints demonstrate their Champions of Character initiatives
Our Lady of the Lake University is proud to honor all the student-athletes who have received Champions of Character recognition. These extraordinary students exemplify the core values of the Champions of Character program. They each excel on the playing field, in the classroom and in the community. Congratulations to all of our student-athletes who stand out and lead others through example.