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:

CAAS Awards

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



  • NCAA Fall, Winter, and Spring Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship
  • NCAA Woman of the Year
  • NCAA Top VIII Award
  • NCAA Elite 88 Award
  • Walter Byers Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Jim McKay Scholarship
  • CoSIDA Academic All-America