Credit Hour interviewed the University of South Dakota’s Athletics Director, David Herbster, to discuss what the university’s champion culture means leading up to the Dakota Days game this Saturday, Oct. 6.
Herbster defines USD’s champion culture as “growth, empowerment, expectations, holding people accountable and giving them the resources to be successful.”
He discussed that in all aspects of life there are games within games. In order to grow, one must learn how to face unforeseen challenges, physical and mental, and learn to cope with failure.
Champion culture is ultimately achieved when the process of being a team is met, Herbster described. “One has to understand how integral the pieces of every teammate needs to be in order to win,” Herbster said.