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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
Men's Indoor T & F
Aquinas at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet
Concordia at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Live Stats
Women's Indoor T & F
Aquinas at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet
Concordia at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Live Stats
Men's Indoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Women's Indoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Softball
Indiana Tech vs 10:00 am
Grace College EST
MMC Meltdown
Men's Lacrosse
University of Dayton at 11
Lawrence Tech 10
Baseball
(6)Davenport at 12:00 pm
(3)Faulkner University EST
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(14)Tennessee Wesleyan  
Canceled due to weather
Softball
(RV)Madonna vs 12:00 pm
Indiana Tech EST
MMC Meltdown
Women's Tennis
Kenyon College at 2
(12)Northwestern Ohio 7
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 48
Cornerstone 87
(RV)Indiana Tech at 59
(18)Lawrence Tech 72
Senior Day
UM-Dearborn at 47
Concordia 57
(9)Davenport at 71
Aquinas 49
Lourdes at 59
Madonna 85
Baseball
(RV)Madonna at (7) 3
Cumberland Univ. 4
(17)Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
Union College  
(17)Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
Union College  
Softball
Indiana Tech vs 1:00 pm
(RV)Madonna EST
MMC Meltdown (hosted by Martin Methodist College - Pulaski, Tenn.)
Men's Tennis
(23)Aquinas at 1:00 pm
University of Toledo EST
Baseball
(6)Davenport vs 2:30 pm
Lindenwood University-Belleville EST
Played at Faulkner
Men's Basketball
(22)Indiana Tech at 3:00 pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at 3:00 pm
(10)Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 3:00 pm
Concordia EST
Live Video Live Stats
(1)Davenport at 3:00 pm
(RV)Aquinas EST
Live Audio
Lourdes at 3:00 pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Baseball
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(14)Tennessee Wesleyan  
Canceled due to weather
Softball
(15)Davenport vs 3:00 pm
Grace College EST
Today
Baseball
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(14)Tennessee Wesleyan  
Canceled due to weather
Women's Basketball
Marygrove at 48
Cornerstone 87
(RV)Indiana Tech at 59
(18)Lawrence Tech 72
Senior Day
UM-Dearborn at 47
Concordia 57
(9)Davenport at 71
Aquinas 49
Lourdes at 59
Madonna 85
Baseball
(RV)Madonna at (7) 3
Cumberland Univ. 4
(17)Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
Union College  
(17)Northwestern Ohio at Ppd
Union College  
Women's Tennis
Kenyon College at 2
(12)Northwestern Ohio 7
Baseball
Indiana Tech at Cncl
(14)Tennessee Wesleyan  
Canceled due to weather
Men's Lacrosse
University of Dayton at 11
Lawrence Tech 10
Men's Indoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Women's Indoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Yesterday
Baseball
(6)Davenport at 3
(3)Faulkner University 8
Men's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Defiance College Open
Women's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Defiance College Open
Softball
(15)Davenport at 1
Martin Methodist 6
Grace College vs 14
(RV)Madonna 6
MMC Meltdown (hosted by Martin Methodist College - Pulaski, Tenn.)
Baseball
(RV)Madonna at 8
Cumberland Univ. 0
(RV)Madonna at 5
Cumberland Univ. 2
(6)Davenport vs 4
Lindenwood University-Belleville 2
Played at Faulkner
Softball
(8)Campbellsville University vs 7
(RV)Madonna 3
MMC Meltdown (hosted by Martin Methodist College - Pulaski, Tenn.)
Men's Indoor T & F
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet
Women's Indoor T & F
Indiana Tech at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet
Cornerstone at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet (Hosted by Grand Valley State)
Softball
(15)Davenport vs 2
(8)Campbellsville University 1
Men's Indoor T & F
Concordia at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Women's Indoor T & F
Concordia at No Team Score
Day 1 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Today
Men's Indoor T & F
Concordia at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Live Stats
Women's Indoor T & F
Concordia at  
Day 2 - GVSU Big Meet Invite
Live Stats
Men's Basketball
(22)Indiana Tech at 3:00 pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Marygrove at 3:00 pm
(10)Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 3:00 pm
Concordia EST
Live Video Live Stats
(1)Davenport at 3:00 pm
(RV)Aquinas EST
Live Audio
Lourdes at 3:00 pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
Men's Tennis
Kenyon College at 3:30 pm
(5)Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video
Women's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio at 5:30 pm
Siena Heights EST
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Basketball
Northwestern Ohio at 7:30 pm
Siena Heights EST
Live Video Live Stats
Wednesday, Feb 17
Women's Basketball
(RV)Indiana Tech at 5:30 pm
Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 5:30 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Stats
Concordia at 5:30 pm
(9)Davenport EST
Live Video
Siena Heights at 5:30 pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 6:00 pm
(18)Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
Men's Basketball
(22)Indiana Tech at 7:30 pm
(10)Cornerstone EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Lourdes at 7:30 pm
Northwestern Ohio EST
Live Video Live Audio Live Stats
Concordia at 7:30 pm
(1)Davenport EST
Live Video
Siena Heights at 7:30 pm
Madonna EST
Live Stats
UM-Dearborn at 8:00 pm
Lawrence Tech EST
Live Video Live Stats
 
 
 
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