LINDSBORG — The KCAC has announced the IMA Corp. 2014 Men's Golf Champion of Character Award winners.
Junior Ben Johnson, West Sussex, England, of the Bethany College men's golf team was named an All-KCAC Champion of Character Award Winner.
Johnson is the son of Lorraine Pether, and is majoring in sports management.
"Ben is serving as an RA this year and helping freshmen and some upperclassmen navigate through college," Bethany coach Jon Daniels said. "He is also helpful anytime I need something and has served with our team on various community service projects like the elementary school marathon, the elementary school fall festival, the pancake feed for Kiwanis, and cleaning the ranges on the golf course of 'lost' range balls."
This season, Johnson earned three KCAC Golfer of the Week awards, ranking first in the KCAC in individual standings with 100.5 points prior to the KCAC Championships. Johnson finished fifth in the KCAC Championships, and won both the Swede Invitational March 27-28 and the Bethel Invite March 29-30.
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 KCAC recognizes one student-athlete on every team throughout 19 conference-sponsored sports.
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.