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CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Ohio Christian University is pleased to announce that they have been named an NAIA Champions of Character Five-Star Institution for the 2017-18 academic year. 

Each year, NAIA schools use the Champions of Character scorecard to measure the pursuit of character-driven athletics. Schools scoring a minimum of 60 out of 100 points earn the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award. 

The Champions of Character Scorecard measures growth in training, promotion, conduct in competition and commitment in five key areas with a possibility of earning 100 points. Institutions can be recognized as Champions of Character Five-Star Institutions at three different levels: Gold (90-100 points), Silver (75-89 points) and Bronze (60-74 points).

Throughout the year, the Ohio Christian University Athletic Department received points through a multitude of activities and achievements. Some highlights of the year would be hosting the Pickaway County Community Basketball game, participating in the University’s Community Action Day, and serving at a local soup kitchen. The department would also boast a 3.06 GPA for the 2017-18 school year.

This year, 171 NAIA Institutions earned the Champions of Character Five-Star Institution Award. Details on this year's award winners and award web medallions can be found here

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Prospective Students Have Many Options to Experience Campus this Summer

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Published: June 4, 2020

Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1: Individual Campus Visits Ohio Christian University is now open for prospective students to visit campus. The university has social distancing procedures in place to help everyone on campus stay safe. Learn more. Option 2: Virtual Preview Day Join us for a Virtual Preview Day on Friday, June 26th! Learn why students choose OCU, ask our panelists questions, virtually tour campus, win prizes,
Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1: Individual Campus Visits Ohio Christian University is now open for prospective students to visit campus. The university has social distancing procedures in place to help everyone on campus stay safe. 
Ohio Christian University is excited to offer several options to connect with prospective students of our Undergraduate Campus Program over the summer and help them experience OCU: Option 1:
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Catching Up With Coach: Jake Warren

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Published: May 26, 2020

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Lady Trailblazer soccer program has been the model of consistency over the past five years. Reaching the conference tournament for four consecutive seasons, the Lady Trailblazers have seen success at multiple levels, all under the leadership of Jake Warren, the squad's head coach. Recently, Coach Warren reflected on the 2019 season, saying farewell to a talented senior class, and the expectations for 2020. Q: Looking back at 2019-20, a year in which you made it to the second round of the RSC Tournament, what will you remember most about that team? A: "Last season
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Lady Trailblazer soccer program has been the model of consistency over the past five years. Reaching the conference tournament for four consecutive seasons, the Lady Trailblazers have seen success at multiple levels, all under the leadership of Jake Warren, the squad's head coach. Recently, Coach Warren reflected on the 2019 season, saying farewell to a talented senior
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – The Lady Trailblazer soccer program has been the model of consistency over the past five years. Reaching the conference tournament for four consecutive seasons, the Lady

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Students Relax at Fall Fest

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Published: November 8, 2019

On Oct. 28, Ohio Christian University students gathered in a sea of flannels and costumes to celebrate the annual Fall Fest. The event, hosted by the Student Involvement Council, is a time for students to gather and celebrate fall together in the final months before winter. The celebration included several outdoor games and activities. Some students tested their aiming skills in archery while others faced off against each other in a game of cornhole. Other activities included 9 Square, Spikeball, and KanJam. Spiritual Formation Director Kevin Bennie also provided a hayride throughout
On Oct. 28, Ohio Christian University students gathered in a sea of flannels and costumes to celebrate the annual Fall Fest. The event, hosted by the Student Involvement Council, is a time for students to gather and celebrate fall together in the final months before winter. The celebration included several outdoor games and activities. Some students tested their aiming skills in archery
On Oct. 28, Ohio Christian University students gathered in a sea of flannels and costumes to celebrate the annual Fall Fest. The event, hosted by the Student Involvement Council, is a time for
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Trailblazers Participate In 21st Annual Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day

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Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Last Wednesday, the Trailblazer Athletic Department, in partnership with the university, participated in the 21st annual Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day. This year, Ohio Christian partnered with United Way of Pickaway County to expand the reach and scope by coordinating and bringing together the organizations individual efforts to serve the community.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Last Wednesday, the Trailblazer Athletic Department, in partnership with the university, participated in the 21st annual Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day. This year, Ohio Christian partnered with United Way of Pickaway County to expand the reach and scope by coordinating and bringing together the organizations individual efforts to serve the community.
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – Last Wednesday, the Trailblazer Athletic Department, in partnership with the university, participated in the 21st annual Ralph C. Starkey Community Action Day. This year, Ohio
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Head Basketball Coach Inducted in Taylor University Hall of Fame

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Published: October 16, 2019

Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. “It was an awesome honor,” Coons said of the induction ceremony. “It was really cool because all of the other four inductees I know really well. Two of them I went to school with, Coach Atkinson I interacted with while I was an assistant there, and Tanya Crevier worked all nine years of basketball
Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. “It was an awesome honor,” Coons said of the induction ceremony. “It was really cool because all of
Ohio Christian University’s Head Coach for the Men’s basketball team, Casey Coons was recently honored by his alma mater. On Oct. 5, Coons was inducted into Taylor University Athletics 2019 Hall of
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Casey Coons Inducted Into Taylor University Hall of Fame

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Published: October 16, 2019

CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach for the program. 
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that also included Molly Currens, Tanya Crevier, Rick Atkinson, and Tyler Beachler. Coons was a member of the Trojan's basketball team as a player from 2009-2013 and later served as an assistant coach
CIRCLEVILLE, OH - Ohio Christian University Head Men's Basketball Coach Casey Coons was inducted into the Taylor University Athletics Hall of Fame this past Saturday, joining the Class of 2019 that
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Brooke Lezotte Named RSC Offensive Player of the Week

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Published: October 16, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the Trailblazers' record to 7-3 overall and 4-0 RSC.  Lezzotte has 14 goals in 10 games to rank 10th in the NAIA for total goals. Ohio Christian takes its first-place RSC record into Thursday's home game versus
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-Oct. 6. The Waynesville, Ohio, native supplied all the offense in victories of 2-0 over Rio Grande (Ohio) and 2-1 over WVU Tech. She had both goals in each of the RSC victories to push the
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio -- Ohio Christian University senior Brooke Lezzotte had two goals in each game last week to earn River States Conference Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 30-