The Cougar Cup challenge is 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.
Here are the three ways to earn points:
#1 - Athletes Supporting Athletes
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/or earning the OVC Sportsmanship award.
#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.
#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! Teams earn points for achieving academic honors such as Dean's List or Highest team GPA.