2014-15 Core Value Representatives
Annually, we will select a student-athlete who best models each of the NAIA Champions of Character core values. Check out the Q&A's with this year's core value representatives!
- Integrity - Kenzie Andrade, Soccer, Senior
- Respect - Taylor Edwards, Volleyball, Sophomore
- Responsibility - Dana Heggemann, Basketball, Junior
- Servant Leadership - Emily Mendoza, Cross Country/Tennis, Senior
- Sportsmanship - Juliana Hitchcock, Softball, Sophomore
About the NAIA Champions of Character Initiative
The vision of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character program is to change the culture of sport. Its mission is to provide training to ensure that student-athletes and coaches know, do and value the right things in all areas of life.
The Champions of Character program helps participants find the right balance by keeping the five core values – Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship & Servant Leadership – at the heart of the intercollegiate athletic experience.
As an NAIA institution, Stephens College has developed a Champions of Character campus program that includes:
- Ongoing character education for all student-athletes using the Champions of Character Live 5 orientation program
- Professional development for coaches, athletics administrative staff including completion of the character-driven coaching course.
- Emphasis on hospitality and game management of athletics events and conduct in competition
- Servant leadership activities that promote student leadership and athletic community engagement
- Ongoing oversight and assessment of progress in the program's implementation by both Stephens College and the NAIA.