April 24, 2008
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
On Wednesday April 23, 2008 at Wells House, the Office of CHAMPS/Life Skills and Student Development, in conjunction with the entire Indiana University Athletic Department, celebrated the culmination of this year's CHAMPS Challenge with a dinner for the winners of the challenge, the women's rowing team.
Each member of the rowing team did their part in the program by volunteer at numerous places in and around Bloomington, including Mother Hubbard's Cupboard and the Hoosier Hills Food Bank to name a few. The team took it upon themselves to volunteer at least once a month for the entire school year at one of numerous places in the area.
The top five teams include Rowing, Wrestling, Women's Swimming and Diving, Softball, and Men's Tennis. Each of the aforementioned teams worked extremely hard to meet the CHAMPS Challenge through a tireless effort to exemplify excellent student-athletes.
Within the CHAMPS Challenge there are five sub-categories; academic achievement, personal and career development, community service, Hoosier Pride Days, and
Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). The Women's Tennis and Softball teams won the top two categories, respectively, while the rowing and wrestling teams took home the remaining three.
The CHAMPS Challenge is a competition between all Indiana University varsity athletics teams designed to encourage participation in CHAMPS/Life Skills programs, attendance at other team's events and community service. All student-athletes are eligible to compete in the Challenge. Points were earned for your team by attending events and programs between August 27 and April 4 of this academic year.
The purpose of the CHAMPS/Life Skills program is to support all of the Indiana University's student-athletes and to help them develop and enhance their over all college experience by encouraging service, personal and career development and academic and athletic excellence.