The following information is an excerpt from the Central Michigan University athletics facebook page.
The Central Michigan University Athletics Department operates an athletic program that is defined as "A Championship Culture." The "championship" experience remains the pinnacle achievement for all those involved in athletics. It represents the highest degree of performance excellence, effort, teamwork, respect, and vision.
A "culture" is a mental state and attitude that defines the values, focus, and motivation of a group of people.
Student-athletes-- who are academically, athletically, and socially striving for success-- are at the foundation of the "Championship Culture." Supporting these student-athletes are coaches and administrators who value and understand the institution's mission and strive to help student-athletes succeed at the highest levels.
Making the "Championship Culture" a permanent and lasting reality is the responsibility of the administrators, faculty, boosters, alumni and fans that faithfully support and tirelessly strive to make the vision a reality.
The "Championship Culture" vision is a pervasive theme that supports seven definitive strategies for success. The Athletics Department has aligned its vision and strategies for a "Championship Culture" with the university's vision for national prominence, as defined by CMU 2010.
- Dave Heeke, Director of Athletics
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