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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Indiana University East is one of 221 colleges and universities that will be recognized with an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award for the 2011-12 school year, the NAIA announced Oct. 22.
To receive the award, members scored 60 or more points on the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard.
IU East had a score of 69. IU East received the maximum possible score in student-athlete outreach and servant leadership opportunities and received bonus points for the Red Wolves' academic performance.
The Champions of Character Scorecard measures each institution's commitment to the NAIA Champions of Character program. Points are earned in five key areas: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion.
IU East has been named a Champions of Character institution after each of its five years of NAIA membership.
IU East's conference, the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, was named a Champions of Character conference.
Conferences named to the list had at least 60 percent of its member schools making the grade with 60 or more points.
To learn more about the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard and Five Star Award visit www.ChampionsofCharacter.org.