Rooted in the Catholic, Franciscan tradition, the Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development believes that sport possesses an inescapable spiritual and ethical dimension that merits academic exploration and practical application.

The Center strives to transform perspectives and inspire behavior that reflects an awareness to God’s presence in our lives and offers student-athletes a program unlike any other in the United States. Staff members prompt Neumann student-athletes to go beyond “X’s and O’s,” helping them realize the best versions of themselves while connecting authentically with their teammates, values, and faith.

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