The National association of Intercollegiate Athletics' Champions of Character provides training to ensure student-athletes know, do and value the right things in all areas of life. The five core values: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership are put into play, accounted for and tracked at all NAIA schools.
As an NAIA institution, University of Jamestown has developed a Champions of Character campus program that includes:
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Integrity: Student-athletes know and do what is right.
Respect: Treat others the way you want to be treated.
Responsibility: Embrace opportunities to contribute to the team's goals.
Sportsmanship: Bringing your best to all competitions.
Servant Leadership: Serving the common good. Inspire and help others to grow, succeed and lead.
As a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the University of Jamestown 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.
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The University of Jamstown athletic teams demonstrate each of these values during the season, including performing at least one community service project per team each school year.
The University of Jamestown sports teams are active members of the community and support a number of programs on an annually basis including:
Additionally, the University of Jamestown recognizes the following senior student-athletes or teams for representing Jimmie Athletics in the spirit of Servant Leadership:
2013: Jack Bietz (Golf), Jared Sutherland (Basketball), Kyle Blumenshine (Football), Nicole Stein (Golf), Stephanie Erlandson (Track & Field)
2012: Jada Meiklejohn (Volleyball)
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 (Basketball)