Thursday, September 8, 2016

XU Athletics named NAIA COC 5-Star winner for 2015-16

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana is one of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Champions of Character Five-Star Award winners for 2015-16, the NAIA announced Wednesday.

XULA received a bronze rating. NAIA members receive points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Points also are earned based on exceptional student-athlete grade-point averages throughout the course of the academic year.

"Xavier Athletics is pleased to be recognized again as an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award winner," said XULA Director of Athletics and Recreation Jason Horn. "Our staff and student-athletes are committed to earning a gold rating when the next awards are announced a year from now."

Through the Champions of Character program, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

XULA is one of five Gulf Coast Athletic Conference members to be receive the Five-Star Award for 2015-16.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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