Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri has been recognized with the 2012-13 Champions of Character Five Star Award announced by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The Association, which boasts a proud reputation as an arena that promotes competitive athletics, academic excellence and character values simultaneously, recognized 217 colleges and universities and 23 conferences with the Champions of Character Five Star Award.

To receive the award, members scored 60 or more points on the NAIA Champions of Character Scorecard, and conferences named to the list had at least 60% of its member schools making the grade with 60 or more points.

The Scorecard was crafted to convert the NAIA's vision and strategy into measurable goals and to monitor progress towards advancing character-driven intercollegiate athletics. The Scorecard process is based on the NAIA's flagship program Champions of Character, which emphasizes the five core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.