As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Jamestown College participates in the Association's Champions of Character program.
The program is built upon five core values, which are: Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Servant Leadership, and Sportsmanship.
The NAIA clearly defines each of these values with respect to sport:Respect
Those associated with sport show respect by treating themselves, other persons, institutions and their sport according to the highest standards of conduct. It implies civilized and gracious behavior to players, coaches, fans and parents.Responsibility
Athletes show responsibility by making academic progress toward graduation their top priority. They solve problems rather than make excuses, and are reliable team players. Students should be accountable for their actions and decisions, and coaches and administrators should maintain high standards of competence and conduct.Integrity
For student competitors and their coaches, integrity means keeping commitments and conducting honest behavior. Coaches must subscribe to and practice the Coaches Code and Code of Ethics, and student-athletes must know and understand the Champions of Character Student-Athlete Pledge.Servant Leadership
This core value refers to putting the group first and becoming responsible for personal and group roles while performing at your best. Students demonstrating servant leadership have a primary purpose of serving others while striving to become a personal and team leader. The servant-leader provides a critical service to society and the great gift of good example.Sportsmanship
The conduct of educational sports according to the highest standards is our expectation for sportsmanship. Administrators, coaches, students, fans and parents
are expected to act correctly even when others do not, and demonstrate fairness and equity in all contests and relationships.
Jamestown College athletic teams demonstrate each of these values during the season, including performing at least one community service project per team each school year.
For more information on the NAIA's Champions of Character program, click here
Jamestown College sports teams are active members of the community and support a number of programs on an annually basis including:
Hoops for Heart
Elementary Reading Program
Food Drive for Stutsman County Food Bank
Trick or Can for the Food Bank
YMCA Halloween Party
Dig Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Youth Football & Open Gym Coaching/Supervision
Biddy Ball Basketball Camp
Jimmie Juniors Basketball Coaching
Jimmie Baseball Camp
Booster Club Family Fun Night
Additionally, Jamestown College recognizes the following senior student-athletes or teams for representing Jimmie Athletics in the spirit of Servant Leadership:2011: Sam Revering
(Volleyball), Men's & Women's Track & Field Teams
(National NAIA Award)2010: Women's Basketball Team
(National NAIA Award)2009: Heidi FIechtner
(Basketball)2008: Jeremy Burgard
(Baseball), Chrisy Lussenden
(Track & Field)2007: Renee Buysee
(Volleyball), Men's Wrestling Team
(National NAIA Award)2006: Jenn Maus