Northwestern named a Five Star Award winner by NAIA

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Northwestern named a Five Star Award winner by NAIA

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Northwestern Oklahoma State University athletic department was honored earlier this fall by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics with the Champions of Character Five Star Award.

To receive the honor, each institution must receive 60 or more points on the Champions of Character Scorecard, while each conference can receive the award if at least 60 percent of its member schools qualify for the school award. The Sooner Athletic Conference, which Northwestern is a member of, qualified for the conference award.

The Five Star Award Scorecard is a part of the Champions of Character program within the NAIA, which emphasizes five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

To be recognized as a Five Star institution, Northwestern was measured on their commitment to the Champions of Character program, earning points in several categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Points were also awarded based on student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition.