WICHITA, Kan. – Ten men’s tennis student athletes have been recognized as KCAC Champions of Character, the conference office announced Thursday. The KCAC Champions of Character award is sponsored by IMA, Inc. and Dissinger Reed, and is based on the NAIA Champions of Character award.
Committed to advancing character-driven athletics, the NAIA Champions of Character program aims to inspire student-athletes, coaches, officials, and fans to hold high standards and embody what character truly means in a competitive arena. By keeping the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership at the heart of the athletics experience, the Champions of Character program empowers participants to change the culture of sport.
The Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Champions of Character awards are presented by IMA, Inc. and Dissinger Reed, and are awarded to the student-athletes and team who best represent the mission of the Champions of Character Program.
Your 2020 Men’s Tennis Champions of Character Student-Athletes are:
|Andrew Witter||Bethany College|
|Zach Shima||Bethel College|
|Kris Veljacic||Friends University|
|Eli Truhe||Kansas Wesleyan University|
|Jacob Turley||McPherson College|
|Alex Lebrisse||Oklahoma Wesleyan University|
|Luke Graham||Ottawa University|
|Franco Poi||Southwestern College|
|Blake Gladson||Sterling College|
|Dhiraj Adhikari||Tabor College|
Throughout April, the KCAC will be releasing the scholar athlete and Champions of Character honorees for all spring sports. Despite the cancellation of the 2020 NAIA spring sports season due to COVID-19, the KCAC aims to put a spotlight on the spring sports athletes who excelled in the classroom and contributed to their communities and schools.
Softball will be the next sport recognized, adhering to the schedule as follows: