Fall sport athletes recognized as Champions of Character

Monday, February 1, 2010

As part of a renewed commitment to the Champions of Character program, sponsored by the NAIA, the KCAC has recognized six Sterling College, fall sport, student-athletes for their commitment to the five Champions of Character core values. These core values are Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship, and Servant Leadership. The awards were given out on Saturday at half-time of the men's basketball game.

The fall sport athletes recognized were:

Volleyball: Brooke Denton, Junior, Rolla, Kansas

Men's Soccer: Wes Tom, Junior, Omaha, Nebraska

Women's Soccer: Kylie Yates, Junior, Berthoud, Colorado

Men's Cross Country: Ernest Newton, Senior, Vega, Texas

Women's Cross Country: Whitney Dautel, Junior, Goodland, Kansas

Football: Justin Hejny, Senior, Olmitz, Kansas

These student-athletes have not only met this high level of commitment to the Champions of Character program, but have also been nominated by their respective head coaches for their positive impact on their campus, in their sport, and within the conference during competition this past fall.

The KCAC and the NAIA both desire to see this level of commitment to the Champions of Character program from all student-athletes.

(In picture left to right, Wes Tom, Brooke Denton and Kylie Yates. Justin Hejny has already graduated and Whitney and Earnest were participating at an indoor track meet.)