Student-athletes are eligible to receive a variety of academic awards while competing
as student-athletes at the University of Memphis. The academic awards include, but
are not limited to:
Tiger 3.0 Club, an award that recognizes Memphis student-athletes who earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher
for a particular semester.
Tiger Academic Thirty, an award that honors student-athletes with the best grade-point average on each
team (minimum 3.0 GPA) and then the next best group of athletes, totaling 30 student-athletes.
Team GPA Award, an award that honors the male and female team with the best grade-point average
for the semester.
CAAS Study Hall Awards, a monthly recognition program that honors all student-athletes participating in
study hall who demonstrate a Commitment to Achieving Academic Success.
CAAS Achievement Award, a yearly award designed to honor a student-athlete who has overcome personal hardship
and/or showed marked improvement in terms of their academic performance over the previous
CAAS Scholar-Athlete of the Month, designed to honor three student-athletes; one football; one male and one female
student-athlete for their consistency and academic success during a one-month period.
PAWS Scholar, to be given the PAWS Scholar Award, you must complete the following requirements
- Maintain a cumulative 3.0 or higher GPA
- Participate in at least two personal development events per year
- Participate in at least two career development events per year
- Complete a community service hour requirement (average of 30 hours per year)
- Or, be nominated by your academic advisor & PAWS coordinator.
You will submit all evidence of experiences to the PAWS office before the start of
finals each fall semester. PAWS Scholars will be awarded during halftime at a home
basketball game at the FedEx Forum. Upon completion of your Senior Year, PAWS Senior Scholars will receive a special gift to wear during the graduation ceremony.
Conference USA Awards
(All CUSA Academic Awards are recognized during the spring semester.)
CUSA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, an award given for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the completion
of the fall semester.
CUSA Academic Medal, an award given for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher at the completion
of the fall semester.
CUSA Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an award given to only one Conference USA student-athlete per sport for academic,
athletic and service excellence.
CUSA All Academic Team, an award given to top student-athletes in each sport as determined by Conference
USA at the time of each sport's conference championship.
CUSA Postgraduate Award, an award given to only twelve senior Conference USA athletes per year. The recipient
is given a one-time scholarship of $4,000.
CoSIDA Academic All-America, an award that nationally recognizes student-athletes for outstanding accomplishments
on the field and in the classroom. To be nominated, students must participate in at
least 50% of competitions and maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA.