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SUNO Athletics earns
NAIA Five Star recognition
Orleans, La. – The Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) Department of
Athletics was recognized by the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics) as a 2010-2011 Champions of Character Five Star Award winner.
The NAIA recognized 220 colleges and universities and 23 conferences with the
award. Included in the conferences was the Gulf Coast Athletic
Conference, of which SUNO is a member.
is exciting for us and shows how committed we are to excellence, as an
institution,” said Dr. Victor Ukpolo, SUNO’s Chancellor. "I am proud of
our athletics department, and I look forward to their continuing to represent
the University with pride."
never been prouder of my athletes," said Elston King, SUNO’s Director of
Athletics. "I challenged them to get more involved in community efforts,
buckle down in the classroom, and they have done just that. They earned
receive Five Star Award recognition, member colleges and universities had to
score 60 or more points on the NAIA’s Champions of Character Scorecard.
Also, conferences named to the list had to have 60 percent of their members scoring 60
points or more, each. The Scorecard was designed to promote the NAIA’s
vision and strategy into measurable goals and to monitor progress toward
advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics. The NAIA is
headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and serves as the governing body for
athletics programs at nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the
United States and Canada.
University at New Orleans is a four-year public institution founded in
1956. Located in the Gentilly area, the University is an accredited
liberal arts teaching institution which serves more than 3,300 students.
SUNO, known for its highly engaged faculty and personal academic support,
offers undergraduate degrees in seventeen academic programs and graduate
degrees in four academic programs. The University accepts students under
the Louisiana Board of Regents regional admission criteria, and is a member of
the Southern University System. More information about Southern
University at New Orleans is available at SUNO.edu.