CIU Athletics Recognized for Ministry

June 02, 2017

The Columbia International University Rams were honored for their efforts beyond the field of competition with the Sports Ministries Award from the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

The Sports Ministries Award recognizes member institutions for “having significant spiritual outreach through the utilization of athletic ministries.”

Ministry outreach by the Rams has included gospel-centered overseas missions trips, community sports outreach, sports clinics and meeting humanitarian needs.

Meanwhile, CIU Athletics Director James Whitaker was recognized for his service to the NCCAA with the Meritorious Service Award. Whitaker has served as NCCAA South Region coordinator for the past five years.   

The awards were presented June 1 at the NCCAA’s Hall of Fame Banquet in Louisville, Kentucky.

See a complete list of the Rams’ ministry activities at The Rams website.

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