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SAU Receives NAIA Five-Star Institution Award

Outside entrance of the McDonald Athletic Center at Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor University has been named a NAIA Champions of Character® Five-Star Institution, as announced by the national office. The 2019-20 academic year, which this award covers, is the 10th consecutive year that SAU has earned this distinction, and the fourth consecutive year that SAU has earned gold-level status.

SAU is among 181 Champions of Character Five-Star Institution winners. There are 113 gold winners, 46 silver winners and 22 bronze winners. NAIA Champions of Character® Five-Star Conference Awards were earned by 16 NAIA conferences, including the Crossroads League.

The Champions of Character® Scorecard measures a commitment to character training, academic focus, character promotion, conduct in competition and character recognition on a scale of 0-100 points. Award levels are based on the number of points earned: gold (90-100 points), silver (75-89 points) and bronze (60-74 points). Institutions earned points for exceptional student athlete grade point averages and by having minimal to no ejections during competitions.

Find out more about NAIA Champions of Character®.