LINDSBORG — Tevis Linnebur was named Bethany College’s recipient of the 2013 IMA-KCAC Football Champion of Character Award.
"Tevis Linnebur was not only a first-team All-KCAC performer, but a true leader on and off the field of play," Bethany coach Manny Matsakis said. "Tevis is a role model for young student-athletes as he not only receives outstanding grades in the classroom as well as contributing to society in various community service projects."
The All-KCAC Champion of Character Award recognizes student-athletes who have demonstrated the five NAIA Champion of Character core values of respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and servant leadership in the classroom, field of play and in their approach to life.
Coaches are asked each season to nominate one student-athlete from their team who best demonstrates the NAIA Champions of Character program.
The criteria for being selected as an All-KCAC Champion of Character student-athlete are: a full-time student in good standing; currently participating in a varsity intercollegiate program; one full academic year of full-time status and participation in the varsity intercollegiate sport program; a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher; the nominee has not been ejected for fighting or other sportsmanship reasons during the current season.
Student-athletes may be nominated and receive the Champion of Character award up to three times during their career.