The Golden State Athletic Conference has earned the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Award for the 2011-12 season. 

Six GSAC schools received the honor for their institution:  Arizona Christian, Biola, Concordia, Hope International, Vanguard and Westmont.

Institutions are measured on a demonstrated commitment to Champions of Character and earned points in character training, conduct in competition, academic focus, character recognition and character promotion. Institutions earned points based on exceptional student-athlete grade point averages and by obtaining zero ejections during competition throughout the course of the academic year. 

More than 80% of NAIA member institutions and all member conferences were named to the Five-Star list.

For more information about the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution program, click here.