Frontier Conference Earns Gold Status

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WHITEFISH, Mont. - Aug. 4, 2022 - The National Association of Intercollegiate

Athletics (NAIA) released their 2021-2022 conference and school Champions of

Character recipients with the Frontier Conference and five conference schools being

recognized.



NAIA Conference Champions of Character criteria includes the conference have

established a Champions of Character committee, have a conduct in competition

committee composed of a minimum of three conference members and have at least 60

percent of member institutions receiving the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star

Institution Award. The NAIA worked to collaborate with member institutions to better

reflect efforts that were impacted by transition and adjustments from COVID-19.


The Frontier Conference repeated as a Champions of Character Five-Star Conference.

Carroll College is the only Frontier Conference member to earn the Five-Star, Gold Level

Institution Award. MSU-Northern and Montana Tech earned Silver Level status.

Montana Western and the University of Providence earned Bronze Level status.



“As Commissioner I couldn’t be more proud of our institutions attention to detail which

has led to the high individual rankings compiled on the NAIA scorecard and in turn has

allowed the Frontier Conference to be once again designated as a Five-Star Award

Winning Conference,” Frontier Conference Commissioner Kent Paulson said.


The conference Champions of Character criteria includes the establishment of a

Champions of Character committee, has a Conduct in Competition Oversight committee

composed of a minimum of three members and at least 50 percent of members

institutions must receive the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award.



Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character

and earned 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.

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