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Dillard University Awarded the Champions of Character Five Star Institution Award

Dillard University Named Champions of Character Five Star Institution Award Winner


August 15, 2023

New Orleans, LA – Dillard Athletics is proud to announce that it has earned the prestigious Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award for the 2022-23 academic year. This award is given annually by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) to recognize schools that demonstrate a commitment to character-driven athletics.

The Champions of Character scorecard is used by NAIA schools to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics. Institutions must score a minimum of 60 out of 100 points to earn the Five-Star Institution Award. Dillard Athletics exceeded this requirement, showcasing its dedication to developing student-athletes with strong character.

Institutions are evaluated based on their commitment to the five core values of the Champions of Character program: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition, and character promotion. Dillard Athletics earned points by maintaining exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the academic year.

This year, a total of 171 NAIA institutions received the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award. Dillard Athletics is honored to be included in this esteemed group of schools that prioritize character development in athletics.

“We are thrilled to receive the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award,” said Dr. Linda Bell, Director of Athletics at Dillard Athletics. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to developing student-athletes who not only excel in their sports but also embody strong character traits. We believe that character-driven athletics contribute to a positive and enriching experience for our student-athletes.”

Dillard Athletics would like to extend its gratitude to the NAIA for recognizing its efforts and for providing a platform to promote character-driven athletics. 

For more information about Dillard Athletics and its commitment to character-driven athletics, please visit Dillardbleudevils.com

Complete list of Award Winners: https://naia.prestosports.com/champions-of-character/2022-23/files/NAIA-COC_Five-Star-Institutions-2022-23.pdf