SAGU receives second consecutive Champions of Character awardWaxahachie, Texas — November 1, 2012 — The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) named Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) a recipient of the Champions of Character Five-Star Award for the 2011-12 school year. This is the second consecutive year that SAGU has received this award.

SAGU received the award based on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in each of the following categories: character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. The Lions also earned points based on exceptional student-athlete GPAs.

Institutions are measured using the NAIA scorecard and based on the NAIA’s flagship program Champions of Character, which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. To receive this award, institutions must score at least 60 out of 100 possible points.

The scorecard was crafted to convert the NAIA’s vision and strategy into measurable goals and to monitor progress towards advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics. The initiative supports performance-driven athletics while defining expectations and standards that drive successful teams and athletics departments.

For more information about the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard and Five Star Award, visit www.ChampionsofCharacter.org.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The University was established in 1927, and now offers more than 60 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.