JBU Earns NAIA’s Five Star Award

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JBU named NAIA Five Star Institution

Kansas City, Mo. (October 15, 2010) - John Brown University Athletics has received the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star award due to the program’s commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program.

To receive a Five-Star award, an institution must score 60 points or more on the NAIA Champions of Character scorecard, which is based on integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

The scorecard was crafted to convert the NAIA’s vision and strategy into measurable goals and to monitor progress towards advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics. The initiative supports performance-driven athletics while defining expectations and standards that drive successful teams and athletics departments.

“It is rewarding to see NAIA colleges, universities and conferences taking a leadership role in the NAIA’s mission to advance character-driven athletics,” said Jim Carr, NAIA president and CEO. “With significant focus on using athletics as a vehicle to teach life lessons there is no doubt we will have a positive impact on our 60,000 student-athletes. Encompassing efforts from across the association signals important differences in how the NAIA conducts athletic competition. That distinction sets us apart and I’m very proud of that.”

JBU scored a 76, tying it for 42nd overall out of 204 colleges and universities in the NAIA and third in the Sooner Athletic Conference behind Oklahoma City (82) and Northwestern Okla. State (77).

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