PRIDE Challenge Points

Jump to a point category for a breakdown of point awards:

See total participants per team.

Academic excellence

Team points are awarded for:

  • Team GPA: Points are awarded to all teams based on the GPA percentages listed below:
    • 3.70 and above = 300 points
    • 3.50 - 3.69 = 250
    • 3.30 - 3.49 = 200
    • 3.10 - 3.29 = 150
    • 2.90 - 3.09 = 100
    • 2.70 - 2.89 = 50

These are team percentages, which means that points are awarded based on the sum average GPA of everyone on a particular team for each quarter, not individual student-athletes. They are awarded once at the end of the previous spring, fall and winter quarters. 

  • Most improved team GPA each quarter - 100 points
  • Highest men's team GPA each quarter - 100 points
  • Highest women's team GPA each quarter - 100 points

Individual points awarded for:

  • Each student-athlete that is Academic Big Ten - 100 points
  • Each student-athlete that is All District - 200 points
  • Each student-athlete that is Academic All-American - 500 points

Note: All points are totaled and then divided by the number of participants for each team!

Athletic excellence

Team points are awarded for:

  • Regular Season and Big Ten/Conference Championship:
    • Recognizes each team's winning percentage multiplied by two hundred. (For example: a team wins 4 out of 8 matches/games, this is 50% x 200 = 100 points.)
    • For invitations: If there are 10 teams competing and they get second- they get 8 wins, 1 loss. At the end of the season, count up the wins and losses for all invitational's and then derive your percentage like you would any other team.
    • BigTen/Conference champions - 25 points
      *Only awarded for regular season champions not conference tournament champions.
  • Post-season: Points awarded in the Directors Cup are the points given for post-season championship play.

Individual points are awarded for:

  • Each student-athlete that is First Team All Big Ten - 100 points
  • Each student-athlete that is First Team All-American - 200 points
  • Each student-athlete that is National Player of the Year - 300 points

Note: All points are totaled and then divided by the number of participants for each team!

Community outreach

  • 100 points per hour.
    Task: Each individual who participates in a community service activity on campus or in the local community earns 100 points for your team.
    Note: All points are totaled and then divided by the number of participants for each team.

Professional development

  • 100 points.
    Task: Each individual who participates in a professional development event (employer workshops, seminars, career fairs, resume and cover letter development or individual meetings with Jose Santos or another staff member in the Career Services Office) earns 100 points for your team.
    Note:
    • All points are totaled and then divided by the number of participants for each team.
    • If you attend or complete a professional development activity that is outside of the athletic department you will need to complete a form to validate your participation in the activity.

Chipotle Big Games

  • 100 Points.
    Task: When you show your support for another team or another organization on campus you'll earn 100 points for your team. Note:
    • Includes only Chipotle Big Games, Sports Nights, and predetermined events on campus as announced by Academic Services and Student Development
    • All points are totaled and then divided by the number of participants for each team.

SAAC / PURPLE participation

  • 10 points per meeting.
    Task: When your team is represented at SAAC and PURPLE meetings your team will earn 10 points.
    Note: Points are not divided by the number of participants. Each team is able to earn 10 points per meeting.

Team Breakdown:

Fall

Winter

Spring

Cross Country

Men's Basketball

Baseball

Field Hockey

Women's Basketball

Men's Golf

Football

Fencing

Women's Golf

Men's Soccer

Men's Swimming & Diving

Lacrosse

Women's Soccer

Women's Swimming & Diving

Softballl

Volleyball

Wrestling

Men's Tennis

Women's Tennis