Purdue Calumet Named NAIA Five Star Institution Created 1/4/2014 9:06:10 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - For the fifth-straight year the Purdue University Calumet athletic department was awarded the NAIA's Five Star Institution Award, after the organization released the results of the 2012-13 Champions of Character Scorecard. Purdue Calumet was one of 11 schools from the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference to earn the distinction, ranking fifth among CCAC institutions with 70 points.
“This is a tremendous honor for Peregrine Athletics,” said Purdue Calumet Director of Athletics Rick Costello. “Purdue Calumet has strived to incorporate the NAIA’s Five Core Values into the daily academic, athletic and social routine of our student-athletes, coaches and staff and we are proud to see the entire department honored for their hard work this past year.”
The NAIA, which boasts a proud reputation as an organization that promotes competitive athletics, academic excellence and character values simultaneously, will recognize 217 colleges and universities and all 23 conferences with the Champions of Character Five Star Award. To receive the award members scored 60 or more points on the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard.
Purdue Calumet ranked among the top half of NAIA universities with its score of 70 on the Champions of Character Scorecard, which gives points for 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 exhibiting good sportsmanship on the field of play throughout the course of the year.
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.