CHAMPS Cup

The CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) Cup competition is based on the NCAA’s original Life Skills model, which says that Athletic Departments should help student-athletes develop their potential in areas both in and outside of athletics.

Teams compete against each other for the CHAMPS (Challenging Athletes’ Minds for Personal Success) Cup each year starting April 1, and ending March 31.  The Cup will be presented to the winning team at the end of each spring semester and will remain in the coach’s office for one year.  

 

Past Winners:
2014         Rowing
2013         Rowing
2012         Women's Soccer
2011         Women's Soccer
2010         Softball
2009         Softball

Unless otherwise noted, points will be awarded as follows:
Team effort At least 20 people, or more than 75% of the team = 100 pts
Individual effort Less than 20 people, or less than 75% of the team = 5 pts per person

Academic Achievement

These points will be calculated after both the spring and fall semesters:

MEN’S TEAMS
Highest team GPA = 200 PTS Second highest team GPA = 100 PTS Most improved team GPA = 100 PTS

WOMEN’S TEAMS
Highest team GPA = 200 PTS Second highest team GPA = 100 PTS Most improved team GPA = 100 PTS

UMASS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE = 20 PTS
ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN = 20 PTS

4.0 GPA:
ACADEMIC ALL CONFERENCE:

UP TO 2% OF TEAM = 25 PTS TOTAL
2.1%-3% OF TEAM = 30 PTS TOTAL
3.1%-4% OF TEAM = 35 PTS TOTAL
ABOVE 4% OF TEAM = 40 PTS TOTAL

DEAN’S LIST:
UP TO 20% OF TEAM = 25 PTS TOTAL
20.1%-30% OF TEAM = 30 PTS TOTAL
30.1%-40% OF TEAM = 35 PTS TOTAL
ABOVE 40% OF TEAM = 40 PTS TOTAL

Athletic Excellence

CONFERENCE
Team Conference tournament champion = 200 PTS
Individual Conference champion (Limited to 1 Event) = 50 PTS Team Second Place finish in conference tournament = 100 PTS Individual Second Place finish/ranking (Limited to 1 Event) = 25 PTS

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
*Team First Round appearance or Bowl Game (Football) = 100 PTS *Individual First Round appearance = 25 PTS
Team-Each additional round = +50 PTS
Individual-Each additional round = +10 PTS
Team Top 8 finish = +200 PTS

Individual Top 8 finish/ranking = +50 PTS
Team Top 2 finish = AUTOMATIC WINNER OF CATEGORY BY 1 PT
*Does not include qualifying events to get into the main draw.

INDIVIDUAL RECOGNITION
UMass Athlete of the Week = 10 PTS
All-American (named by the primary organization for each sport) = 50 PTS

All-Conference First Team:
UP TO 2% OF TEAM = 25 PTS TOTAL 2.1%-3% OF TEAM = 30 PTS TOTAL 3.1%-4% OF TEAM = 35 PTS TOTAL ABOVE 4% OF TEAM = 40 PTS TOTAL

All-Conference Second Team:
UP TO 2% OF TEAM = 10 PTS TOTAL 2.1%-3% OF TEAM = 15 PTS TOTAL 3.1%-4% OF TEAM = 20 PTS TOTAL ABOVE 4% OF TEAM = 25 PTS TOTAL

For sports that do not have All-Conference Teams, finishing in the Top 8 in an event will be considered first-team and finishing in spots 9-16 in an event will be considered second-team.

Development (Career, Personal, Academic) Max 400 pts/year

Includes guest speakers, workshops, and other events on campus. A list of approved events and activities will be distributed each semester. Any event not on the list must be pre-approved by the Life Skills Coordinator.
A credit form is required for points and is available in 251 Boyden or at www.umass.edu/sas.

Community Service Max 400 pts/year

May count service activities organized by SAAC, Teams, or Individuals.
Individual efforts must be pre-approved by the Life Skills Coordinator.
Must include active engagement between student-athletes and the community for a period of at least 1 hour.
Only service completed during the Fall and Spring semesters will count.

A credit form is required for points and is available in 251 Boyden or at can be downloaded below.

SAAC Participation Max 100 pts/year

Based on attendance at regular meetings (maximum 10 pts per team per meeting)

“Big-Game” Attendance Max 400 pts/year

Based on games selected by SAAC.
If a team is unable to attend designated game due to their own athletic schedule, the team can request a different date from the Life Skills Coordinator.

A credit form is required for points and is available in 251 Boyden or can be downloaded below.

 
 
Current Student-Athletes
To submit Community Service Hours, please click on the link below:
 
To submit Big Game Attendance, please click on the link below:
 
To receive credit for a Life Skills event, please click on the link below: