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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
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.