Five-Star Award Winners
171 member institutions were named Champions of Character® Five-Star Award winners for 2022-23.
Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earn points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year.
2022-23 Five-Star Conference Award Criteria
- Established Champions of Character Conference Committee
- Conference has a conduct in competition oversight committee composed of a minimum of three members
- At least 50% of members institutions must receive the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award
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