Janaya Simmons Life U Champions of Character

May 20, 2016 - Congratulations Janaya Simmons for receiving the 2016 Life U Champions of Character Award!!  Janaya spent her first season at NAVC as Assistant Coach for our 14-2's team.  The Life U Champions of Character Below is the press release:
Wednesday evening, Life University hosted its annual banquet honoring student achievement in extracurricular activities. Among those honored were Life U student-athletes Janaya Simmons and Cody Melphy for their personification of the NAIA's five core character values of respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, integrity and servant leadership.  Janya, a member of the Life U Volleyball team, maintains a 3.75 GPA while balancing her coursework, practice, game and travel time with the team, as well as coaching youth through the North Atlanta Volleyball Club (NAVC). She was recently named team captain by her peers for her work ethic, leadership and willingness to help others in a selfless manner. Janaya was the very first recruit to be part of the inaugural volleyball team that began in the fall of 2015 and has now grown to 21 student-athletes.

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“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. Its a state of mind you could call it character in action.”