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Nov. 9, 2011
Steve Rottinghaus, Baker University public relations director, (785) 594-8330 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

University honored as a Five Star Champions of Character Institution

Baldwin City, Kan. — Baker University has been selected by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics as a Five Star Champions of Character institution.NAIA_Champions_of_Character2

The Champions of Character program instills an understanding of character values in sport and provides practical tools for student-athletes, coaches and parents to use in modeling exemplary character traits. Launched by the NAIA in 2000, Champions of Character was designed to create an environment in which every NAIA student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through the five tenets of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership. Baker University has been recognized as a Champions of Character annually since the program’s inception.

“We believe in the values of the Champions of Character program of the NAIA and emphasize their importance in our programs,” said Theresa Yetmar, Baker University director of athletics. “We strive to create a positive environment for all of our outstanding scholar-athletes. The University and our administrative staff are proud to play a role in developing students of character and the designation as a Five Star institution.”


Baker University is committed to assuring student learning, and developing confident, competent and responsible contributors to society.