Nominations for the Champion of Character Male and Female Individual Awards are submitted by member institutions to the Chair of the Awards Nominating Committee by March 15. Nominations will be reviewed by the Committee and the top 2-3 nomination packages in each category will be sent to the member CEOs by April 10. CEOs may vote for one nominee in each category. All votes must be received by the Chair of the Awards Nominating Committee by May 1 to be considered. Award winners will be announced at the CAA/FAR Meeting in May.
Criteria for the Champion of Character Institutional Award: Member institutions that participate in the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard are automatically nominated. The member institution that scores the highest total number of points on the NAIA Scorecard will be declared the AAC Champion of Character Institution. The award winner will be announced at the Fall meeting of the CAA/FAR.
Criteria for the Champion of Character Male and Female Individual Awards: An AAC member institution can nominate any student-athlete who demonstrates the NAIA Champions of Character core values on and off the campus. Also, the school must provide a description of the leadership role(s) played by the nominee in the campus athletic program and in the community.
|2017||TBD||Gerrard Newby - Union||Resacia DeGraffenreidt - Allen|
|Penzi Kakoma - Truett-McConnell||Lydia Nash - Union|
|2015||Columbia||Jacob Simmons - Tennessee Wesleyan
Caleb Hardy - Truett-McConnell
|Meagan Taylor - Truett-McConnell|
|2014||Columbia||Jordan Lukacena - Montreat||Rad Autukaite - Virginia Intermont|
|2013||Columbia||Jonathan Adams - Reinhardt||Kimberly Key - Tennessee Wesleyan|
|2012||Columbia||Jared Nielsen - Montreat||Ashley Grimm - Virginia Intermont|
|2011||Tennessee Wesleyan||Benjamin Hall - Montreat||Rachel Landry - Milligan|
|2010||Milligan||Stephen Jackson - Montreat||Erin Cross - Montreat|
|2009||Covenant||David Villanueva - Bryan||Leah Anderson - Milligan
Kryia Johnson - Covenant
|2008||Covenant||Daniel Nielson - Covenant
Thomas Nicholson - Montreat
|Rebecca Sasser - Covenant|
|2007||Virginia Intermont||Timothy Lewis - Montreat||Christen Leigh Noel -Bryan|
|2006||Milligan||Timothy Lewis - Montreat||Ashley Edwards - Tennessee Wesleyan|
|2005||Virginia Intermont||None Awarded||Kendall Rainey - UVa-Wise|
|Ty Sanders - Virginia Intermont||Jessica Stollings - King|