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 January 1, and ending December 31.  The Cup will be presented to the winning team at the beginning of the spring semester and will remain in the coach’s office for one year.  

 

Past Winners:
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:

Highest team GPA = 200 pts
Second highest team GPA = 100 pts
Third highest team GPA = 50 pts
Most improved team GPA = 100 pts

 

STUDENTS WITH 4.0 GPA/STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN’S LIST:
UP TO 2% OF TEAM = 10 PTS TOTAL
2.1%-3% OF TEAM = 20 PTS TOTAL
3.1%-4% OF TEAM = 30 PTS TOTAL
ABOVE 4% OF TEAM = 40 PTS TOTAL     

Athletic Excellence          
Top 2 finish in conference tournament or top two finish according to regular season standings for sports that do not have a conference tournament = 200 PTS

*NCAA first round appearance = 100 PTS
*Top 2 finish in NCAA Championship = AUTOMATIC WINNER OF CATEGORY BY 1 PT

All-Conference First Teams:
UP TO 2% OF TEAM = 20 PTS
2.1%-3% OF TEAM = 40 PTS
ABOVE 3% OF TEAM = 60 PTS

* Individuals will earn points for their teams in sports where whole teams do not advance, such as track & field

Development (Career, Personal, Academic)
Includes guest speakers, workshops, and other events that are part of the CHAMPS/Life Skills Program.  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.

Community Service         
May count service activities organized by SAAC, Teams, or Individuals.  Individual efforts must be pre-approved by the Life Skills Coordinator. ONLY SERVICE COMPLETED DURING THE FALL AND SPRING SEMESTERS WILL BE INCLUDED.
A credit form is required for this and is available in 251 Boyden or can be downloaded below.

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

“Big-Game” Attendance   
Based on games selected by SAAC. IF A TEAM IS UNABLE TO ATTEND THE BIG GAME DUE TO THEIR OWN ATHLETIC SCHEDULE, ANOTHER GAME WILL BE APPROVED BY THE LIFE SKILLS COORDINATOR BY REQUEST.
A credit form is required for this 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: