The goal of every NAIA team now? To hold up the Tom Osborne National Championship Trophy at season's end.
Yep. Tom Osborne, a graduate of NAIA school Hastings College, now has that division's national championship hardware named after him.
“The NAIA is excited to unveil the Tom Osborne National Championship Trophy, in honor of one of our most prominent former student-athletes,” said Jim Carr, NAIA President and CEO.
“Even before there was a formal Champions of Character program, Osborne exemplified the five core values during his time as a student-athlete and has continued to do so during his tenure as a coach, politician and athletic director.”