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University of Montana Western senior student-athlete, Brian Labbe, was awarded on Thursday with an NAIA Live 5 High 5 award. The NAIA Champions of Character Live 5 represent five core values in individuals that possess high personal character. The core values as stated by the NAIA include responsibility, respect, integrity, sportsmanship and servant leadership.

Labbe-Live-5Labbe is a senior student-athlete from Superior, Mont. Brian will be graduating in the fall of 2014 with a degree in elementary education. He was the starting center for the Bulldog football team during the 2013 season. During his UMW career he has received academic all-conference honors, been on the Dean’s list the past five semesters, and received a Montana Athlete in Service Award for his work in 2013.

During the Christmas season Brian led the Operation Christmas Child Christmas Box donation for the UMW athletic department. He was the leader amongst all of the athletic teams at Montana Western. He found and organized leaders from each team and was able to find ways to purchase the boxes and collect them for delivery.