MBU Awarded NAIA Character Five-Star Status for 2011-2012 School Year

Missouri Baptist University has earned the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award again for the 2011-2012 school year.

To achieve this status, universities must:

  • Develop continuous character and professional development for student-athletes, coaches and administrative athletic staff
  • Maintain high quality game management and hospitality at athletic events
  • Maintain a high level of ethical conduct in competition
  • Hold an annual student-led servant leadership activity
  • Continually oversee and assess the university’s athletic program

The mission of the Champions of Character program is “to provide training to ensure character is demonstrated through conduct as well as competition, so students know, do and value the right thing in all areas of life”.

MBU is a member of the NAIA American Midwest Conference (AMA), which received Champions of Character Five-Star status as well.

The university has received Champions of Character Five-Star Institution status for more than a decade.

Dr. Thomas Smith, director of athletics, has been the president of the AMA since 2009. He also serves on the National Administrative Council of the NAIA and the National Executive Council of the NAIA.

For more information on the MBU athletic program, visit www.mbuspartans.com

Missouri Baptist University is a Christ-centered university located in Saint Louis. MBU offers more than 40 undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees in education, business and religion and its new terminal degree, the Doctor of Education. In addition to its 66-acre West St. Louis County campus, MBU offers degree programs at 10 regional learning centers throughout Saint Louis, in Southern Illinois and online. For more information, go to www.mobap.edu or call 1-877-434-1115.