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Cougar Cup: Presented by the Prudential Financial Professional Internship Program

Cougar Cup : Presented by the
Prudential Financial Professional Internship Program

2015-16 CHAMPION:
Softball

 

 

CURRENT 2016-17 POINTS:

1. Women's Soccer
716
 
2. Softball
685
 
3. Women's Track & Field
454
 
4. Volleyball
450
 
5. Men's Track & Field
411
 
6. Men's Soccer
326
 
7. Women's Tennis
296
 
8. Women's Basketball
253
 
9. Baseball
243
 
10. Men's Golf
186
 
11. Wrestling
157
 
12. Men's Basketball
23
 
Updated on 2/27/16 at 3:00 pm
   
     
     

   

 


UPCOMING HIGHLIGHT EVENTS:


 

Softball:
March 26th @ 1pm & 3pm vs. Belmont

Women's Tennis:
April 8th @ 2pm vs. Murray State

Baseball:
April 21st @ 6pm vs. UT Martin

Men's Track & Field:
TBA

Women's Track & Field:
TBA 

 


The Cougar Cup: Presented by the Prudential Financial Professional Internship Program challenge will be played by all varsity athletic teams at SIUE. Student-athletes representing their teams will compete against other teams to earn points in three different categories. The competition focuses on developing leadership skills, teamwork, supporting other athletes, and academic achievement. We hope teams will use this as a tool to see how they compare to other teams in different categories and then, in turn, set goals to place them at the top of the competition.


Student-Athletes earn points for their teams by doing things they already do only now they can compete with each other!

At the end of the year, the team with the most overall points will be awarded the Cougar Cup: Presented by the Prudential Financial Professional Internship Program at the annual Academic Awards Banquet.

Here are the three ways to earn points:

#1 - Athletes Supporting Athletes
Every team wants more fan support!

Athletes supporting athletes is a great way to bring the entire department together and promote sportsmanship throughout the league. Student-athletes can earn points for their teams by attending home and away event competitions and earning the OVC Sportsmanship award .

  • In order for your attendance to count you must have a picture documenting how many teammates were there and the duration.
  • Teams that travel to events away from campus can earn up to 20 points. 
  • Teams can also earn points by attending non-highlight home events and performing acts of encouragement for other teams prior to their competition (i.e., making posters, decorating the locker room, etc.). A photo uploaded to the group's Bonfyre app is required to receive points.

30 points to each team that is selected for the OVC Sportsmanship Award
20 points when 75 percent (or 15 people) or more of your team attends a home highlight event
15 points when the highlight standard (above) is met at a non-highlight home event or 1 point per person who attends (with a 4-point maximum per event)
5 points per individual who attends (with a 20 -point maximum per event) another team’s out-of-town competition
1 point per encouragement (with a 10 -point maximum per event)
 

#2 - SAAC Involvement

Student-athletes can earn points for their teams by serving as officers, attending monthly SAAC meetings and for participating in SAAC -sponsored events. Having each team represented at SAAC meetings promotes better communication among the teams, the administration, and the Edwardsville community.
All representatives per sport must be in attendance to receive points

  • Class conflict is the only circumstance where an attendance exemption will be made

10 points for serving on the executive board
 5 points if all SAAC representatives from the team are present
 2 points if the team is partially represented
 2 points per individual student-athlete who volunteers for a SAAC event (10 -point maximum per individual towards team total)

#3 - Team Grade Point Average/Dean's List

Academics are of the utmost importance at SIUE!

Our teams continually win in the classroom –an accomplishment which does not go unnoticed!

  • The top three Men’s and Women’s teams with the highest team grade point average (GPA) after the fall and spring semesters will be awarded points.
  • Points are awarded for team's earning above a 3.0 semester GPA.
  • Teams will also be awarded points for every student-athlete named to the Dean's List.
  • Each team with perfect attendance at study tables each semester will receive points.

50 points to each team with perfect attendance at study tables each semester
15 points to the Men's Team with the highest GPA after each semester
15 points to the Women's Team with the highest GPA after each semester
10 points
 to the Men’s Team with the second highest GPA after each semester
10 points to the Women’s Team with the second highest GPA after each semester
5 points
 to the Men’s Team with the third highest GPA after each semester
5 points to the Women’s Team with the third highest GPA after each semester
2 points for each student-athlete named to the Dean's List each semester OR      
25 points if 25% or more of team is named to the Dean's List
15 points to each team with a team semester GPA above a 3.0
15 points to each team who wins a Conference or NCAA Team Award    
20 points to each team who wins their conference championship