Lindenwood University Belleville named NAIA five-star institution

The Lindenwood University-Belleville athletics department is proud to announce that Lindenwood-Belleville has earned a Five-Star Institution Award for the 2017-2018 school year from the NAIA. Institutions are measured based on their commitments in character training, academic focus, competition character and their character promotion.

The NAIA Champions of Character program is focused on developing quality student-athletes on and off the field. Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics.

Points are earned based on the exceptional grade point averages from their student-athletes as well as minimal to no ejections from contests.

In order to achieve the five-star award, school must achieve a rating between 60-100 points. This year there were 171 NAIA institutions that earned the Five-Star Institution award. Lindenwood received the bronze medal for scoring 60-74 points for the 2017-2018 school year.

”I’m really proud of our student athletes, coaches, and administrators,” Athletic Director Ryan Kaiser said of the achievement. “Being an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star institution demonstrates our commitment to character building, our conduct in competition, the academic focus of our student athletes, and character promotion as we continue to build our culture here at Lindenwood University-Belleville.”

This is the third consecutive year that Lindenwood-Belleville has received the Five-Star Institution Award. The Lindenwood athletics department is hoping to continue this success for the 2018-2019 school year.