Champions Dinner

The Jim Morris Champion of Character Award is given annually to a student-athlete who exemplifies strong moral character, sportsmanship and the core values of the NAIA’s Champion of Character program as voted by members of the IU Southeast Athletic Department. This premier award is given annually during the Champions Dinner and is dedicated in the name of former men’s basketball head coach and athletic director Jim Morris. Morris joined IU Southeast in 1975 and retired in 2000. He is credited with building the IU Southeast Athletic program into what it is today. This award named in his honor recognizes a deserving student-athlete who best represents what our scholar-athletes have to offer to the community, and who embodies all that Coach Morris stands for and taught his student-athletes for many years.

2015 Award Winner

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Summer Sanders
  • Sport Played: Softball
  • Hometown: North Vernon, Indiana
  • Major of Study: Communication with a concentration in advertising

Past Award Winners

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Brittney Coan
Women's Tennis
2014 Award Winner
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Jacob Holtz
Baseball
2013 Award Winner
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Jade Troutman
Volleyball
2012 Award Winner
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Rachel Mulvey
2011 Award Winner
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Jeff Klump
2010 Award Winner
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Ryan Jones
2009 Award Winner
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Andrea Chambers
2008 Award Winner
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Jillian Becher
2007 Award Winner
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Jenni Townsend
2006 Award Winner
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Sarah Mumaw
2005 Award Winner
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Britney Linde
2004 Award Winner

2015 Award
Recipients

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Marcus Howard
Male Athlete of the Year
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Summer Sanders
Jim Morris Champion of Character
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Heather Wheat
Female Athlete of the Year
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Bob Lane
Grenadier Gratitude Award
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Craig Dunaway
Distinguished Athletic Alumni Award

 

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