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 Achievement Award, a yearly award designed to honor two student-athlete who have overcome personal
hardship and/or showed marked improvement in terms of their academic performance over
the previous academic year.
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 qualify you must complete the following requirements each year:
- 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 recognized 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.
American Athletic Conference Awards
(All AAC Academic Awards are recognized during the spring semester.)
All-Academic Football Team: TBA.
All-Academic Team (sports other than football): An award given to top student-athletes in each sport as determined by Conference USA
at the time of each sport's conference championship.
American Eagle Outfitters Institutional Scholar-Athlete: An award given to only one Conference USA student-athlete per sport for academic,
athletic and service excellence.
American Eagle Outfitters Postgraduate Leadership Award: An award given to only twelve Conference USA athletes per year. The recipient is given
a one-time scholarship of $4000.
Basketball-Scholar Athlete: An award given to only one Conference USA basketball student athlete for academic,
athletic and service excellence. [Overview]
Football-Scholar Athlete: An award given to only one Conference USA football student-athlete for academic, athletic
and service excellence. [Overview]
Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award: An award given to twenty-one student athletes for outstanding athletic, academic and
service excellence. [Overview]
Team Academic Excellence Award: TBA.
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.