Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., has been recognized by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) as a Champions of Character Five-Star Institution.
The Lancers earned Silver Level status and were among the 183 institutions honored by the NAIA.
Additionally, the Crossroads League was one of 18 NAIA conferences to receive the Five-Star Conference Award. All 10 league schools were named Five-Star Institutions.
Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to the NAIA’s Champions of Character initiative. Athletic departments can earn points throughout the year in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.
Grace President Dr. Bill Katip said: “We are tremendously honored to receive the Champions of Character distinction from the NAIA. Our student-athletes consistently represent Grace College well at the local and national levels, and our coaches are dedicated to the personal development of each player.”
Grace Director of Athletics Chad Briscoe added: “This award is a direct reflection of the continued pursuit of excellence that is set both by our coaches and student-athletes. I appreciate the great faculty and staff at Grace College who work diligently to educate and invest in the lives of our student-athletes. We pursue building champions of character through all facets of the collegiate experience at Grace College, and I’m very happy for our athletes and coaches to be recognized with this award.