Athletics offer students valuable opportunities to develop character, cooperation, selflessness, integrity, and perseverance. It is in the crucible of competition that students find themselves tested in a learning environment that is difficult to replicate in the classroom. Yet it is in the spirit of competition that many students learn to apply Christ-like attributes and learn to identify strengths and weaknesses in the journey towards the development of personal character. Varsity athletics serve as a forum for excellence for athletes committed to discipline, hard work, sport-specific skill development, and persistence.