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WHAC - Mon, Nov. 26, 2012

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Cornerstone University women's soccer coach and sports information director Randy Strawser is the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) 2012 Coach of Character recipient. The Coach of Character Award honors a coach who demonstrates methods of teaching character through sport while instilling a tradition of athletic and community excellence. The award centers itself on the five core values of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character initiative: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and servant leadership.

 

For the past 13 years, Strawser has been a model of high character around Cornerstone's campus. His focus is on demonstrating respect during the heat of competition as well as off the field. The first meeting of each season stresses the importance of making the right choices and doing the right thing. Strawser relays his expectation for sportsmanship.

"Coach Strawser expected our character to be displayed at all times," said Cornerstone former player Amanda Dudiak. "He reminded us that we not only represented our school and our team, but we also represented ourselves and how we wanted to be known."

Capitalizing on the very first team meeting, Strawser's teams then meet weekly to discuss how they have displayed the five core values and how they can improve. Although winning is important, it is never put above unity and integrity.

"Randy's focus is always on demonstrating respect during the heat of competition," said Cornerstone athletics director Dave Grube. "He is a big believer in valuing people over the game itself."

This season, Strawser's Golden Eagles hosted the Haitian women's national soccer team in a friendly exhibition match to raise funds for Haiti Foundation against Poverty. The event attracted the largest crowd ever to see a soccer match on Cornerstone's campus. The fundraiser continued the team's relief efforts from the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti's capital, Léogâne, in January 2010.

"Coach (Strawser) has made a positive impact on me as a player, but more importantly as a person," said Dudiak.

This is the third award for Strawser in the last five years. He won the honor during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. He will represent the WHAC in a pool of other NAIA conference award winners in nomination for the national award.

Past recipients:

2012 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)
2011 - Kirsta Solberg, Indiana Tech (volleyball)
2010 - Jerry Hendrick, Aquinas (Tennis)
2009 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)
2008 - Randy Strawser, Cornerstone (women's soccer)

 

 
Today
Baseball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 11:00am
University of South Carolina - Beaufort EST
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(RV) Northwestern Ohio at Game
University of South Carolina - Beaufort 2
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Men's Bowling
Davenport at 7:45am
American Heartland IBC IV
Lawrence Tech at 8:00am
American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (AHIBC) #4
Northwestern Ohio at 8:00am
Buckeye Baker Classic
Women's Bowling
Davenport at 7:45am
American Heartland IBC IV
Lawrence Tech at 8:00am
American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference (AHIBC) #4
Northwestern Ohio at 8:00am
Buckeye Baker Classic
Yesterday
Men's Basketball
(17) Northwestern Ohio at 67
(9) Cornerstone 94
Lawrence Tech at 48
Lourdes 54
Marygrove at 60
Aquinas 95
(5) Davenport at 70
Madonna 53
Concordia University at 49
Concordia 52
Concordia Invitational Tournament
Siena Heights at 66
UM-Dearborn 65
Women's Basketball
Concordia Illinois at 91
Concordia 78
Concordia Invitational Tournament
Marygrove at 55
Aquinas 80
(2) Davenport at 78
(23) Madonna 51
Lawrence Tech at 70
Lourdes 74
Northwestern Ohio at 53
(RV) Cornerstone 63
Siena Heights at 82
UM-Dearborn 55
Men's Indoor T & F
Davenport vs
Spire Institute's Midwest Open (Geneva, Ohio)
Aquinas at No Team Score
Day 2 - The Cardinal @ Saginaw Valley State University
Marygrove at No Team Score
Day 2 - Jet's Pizza Invitational - Hosted by Saginaw Valley State University
Women's Indoor T & F
Davenport vs
Spire Institute's Midwest Open (Geneva, Ohio)
Aquinas at No Team Score
Day 2 - The Cardinal @ Saginaw Valley State University
Marygrove at No Team Score
Day 2 - Jet's Pizza Invitational - Hosted by Saginaw Valley State University
Baseball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 11
University of South Carolina - Beaufort 16
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 3
University of South Carolina - Beaufort 12
Live Video is Pay-per-View: $7.95
Men's Tennis
Aquinas at 5
Kalamazoo College 4
Friday, Jan 30
Men's Basketball
Kuyper College at 73
UM-Dearborn 81
Concordia University-Wisconsin at 48
Concordia 56
Concordia Invitational Tournament
Women's Basketball
Concordia University-Wisconsin at 74
Concordia 52
Concordia Invitational Tournament
Men's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Indiana Wesleyan University
Davenport at 3:00pm
Saginaw Valley State's The Cardinal
Women's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Indiana Wesleyan University
Davenport at 3:00pm
Saginaw Valley State's The Cardinal
Wednesday, Jan 28
Men's Basketball
UM-Dearborn at 53
Northwestern Ohio 73
Aquinas at 73
(5) Davenport 80
Today
Baseball
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at 11:00am
University of South Carolina - Beaufort EST
Live Video is Pay-Per View: $7.95
Live Video Live Stats
(RV) Northwestern Ohio at Game
University of South Carolina - Beaufort 2
Live Video is Pay-Per View: $7.95
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, Feb 4
Men's Basketball
Siena Heights at 5:30pm
Madonna EST
Live Video Live Stats
(9) Cornerstone at 7:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
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Lourdes at 7:30pm
Concordia EST
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Lawrence Tech at 7:30pm
(5) Davenport EST
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(17) Northwestern Ohio at 8:00pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio at 5:30pm
Marygrove EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lourdes at 5:30pm
Concordia EST
Live Video Live Stats
Lawrence Tech at 5:30pm
(2) Davenport EST
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(RV) Cornerstone at 5:30pm
Indiana Tech EST
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(20) Siena Heights at 7:30pm
(23) Madonna EST
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Saturday, Feb 7
Men's Basketball
Madonna at 3:00pm
(9) Cornerstone EST
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Aquinas at 3:00pm
Concordia EST
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Indiana Tech at 3:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
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(5) Davenport at 3:00pm
(17) Northwestern Ohio EST
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Marygrove at 7:30pm
Siena Heights EST
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Women's Basketball
Aquinas at 1:00pm
Concordia EST
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(23) Madonna at 1:00pm
(RV) Cornerstone EST
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Indiana Tech at 1:00pm
Lawrence Tech EST
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