Covenant Wins AAC Champions of Character Award

The Appalachian Athletic Conference awarded the 2008-2009 Institutional Champions of Character award to Covenant College in May 2009. The AAC also awarded Covenant College senior Kyria Johnson with the 2008-2009 Female Co-Champion of Character award.


Champions of Character award recipients are selected by the conference based on evidence of five core values in their daily lives: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant-leadership, and sportsmanship. 


Covenant College teams learn the biblical basis for each of these values and are led to put them into practice and serve within their spheres of influence. Covenant student-athletes volunteered at the College, in the Chattanooga community, and internationally during the 2008-2009 year. 


Kyria Johnson '09 Wins 2008-2009 Female Co-Champion of Character Award


The Female Co-Champion of Character, Kyria Johnson '09, was captain of the women's soccer team for the 2008-2009 season. Kyria graduated this May with a 3.94 GPA and a degree in interdisciplinary studies. A member of the French Club and the Covenant Chorale, she has been an active volunteer to underprivileged children and widows in the Chattanooga area. She also served on a mission team to Costa Rica. 


Kyria's honors include being named AAC All-Conference for three years, AAC All-Academic for three years, NAIA Academic All-American for two years, and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American for 2007-2008. Additionally, she was selected for the NAIA Region XII First Team for 2007-2008.


"Kyria will be missed as a leader not only on the pitch but in the locker room and the Covenant community," said Coach Mark Duble. "She is a multi-talented young lady focused on being a servant-leader amongst her peers; she has left a great legacy with her teammates."