North Central College’s athletic program has won numerous national and conference championships in different sports, but this time their athletes are being recognized with a different kind of award. The National Association of Division III Athletic Administrators recently honored the college’s athletic department with three awards for their efforts in the community.
Two awards were for merit for their efforts in the Wings at Their Feet back to school supply drive, and many other projects including Relay for Life, Habitat for Humanity and Feed My Starving Children. The third award is an honorable mention for the department’s involvement with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, which connects children with pediatric brain tumors with high school and college sports teams.
“It’s really exciting to get the awards and every year that we put in for these awards we’ve actually won at least one,” said Stevie Baker-Watson, Assistant Athletic Director at North Central College. “This is the first year though that we managed to take home awards in all three categories, so that’s really good for us.”
North Central has a many more community service projects coming up, including the Relay for Life and the Special Olympics.
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