On Feb. 4, the Cascade Collegiate Conference announced that Corban University leads in the 2013-14 CCC Presidents’ Cup standings.
Each member institution is scored using two criteria; overall student athlete GPA (men and women) and total number of student athletes receiving academic all-conference honors.
With 37 student athletes from fall and winter sports named Academic All-Conference and a combined grade point average of 3.29, Corban sits in the top spot with 36 points. In second, The College of Idaho has 30 points with 38 Academic All-Conference honorees and a 3.14 combined student athlete GPA.
Eastern Oregon University, Northwest Christian University and Southern Oregon University round out the top five with 28, 26 and 20 points respectively.
“I would like to thank the athletes, the faculty and all staff for each assisting in your own way to help make this happen,” said Corban Director of Athletics Greg Eide. “It is very rewarding to see our athletes pursuing excellence in the classroom and in their sport as they are also developing spiritually in preparing to impact the world for Jesus Christ. The Lord deserves nothing but our best efforts.”
In July of 2012 The CCC Council of Presidents' created the Presidents' Cup Academic Award. The award is designed to recognize outstanding overall academic performance. To be considered for Academic All-Conference a student athlete must be of sophomore standing, been at the school for two consecutive semesters or three quarters and have a 3.2 or higher GPA.
The final standings for the Presidents' Cup will be announced in late June.