Champions of Character
Our athletes claimed one of the tops spots nationally in the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star awards along with being the highest ranked school in South Dakota.
Athletics at DSU means a lot more to our students than just playing a sport, it means being the best possible person they can be both on and off the court. Student athletes involved themselves in many volunteer activities including Habitat for Humanity, raising cancer awareness, participating in reading and tutoring with local schools and other service projects.
DSU was ranked 13th out of 220 schools that received the NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star award, it was the top ranked in school in South Dakota and the top ranked amongst the 29 schools in the Association of Independent Institutions.
Our athletes hold true to the five core values emphasized by the Champions of Character program: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.