Christendom College is the winner of the USCAA’s 2021 President’s Cup, as announced by the collegiate sports organization this week. The award, which is given to the athletic department that scores the best in academic performance in the association, is Christendom’s second in the three-year history of the award.
In the midst of a challenging year for schools across the country, Christendom’s student-athletes worked hard to achieve success both on and off the field. Overall, Christendom’s varsity sports teams achieved an overall cumulative GPA average of 3.39 for the 2020-21 academic year.
In addition, 35 total Christendom student-athletes earned Academic All-American honors. To be named an Academic All-American, an athlete must achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA and complete a minimum of 24 credit hours over the preceding academic year, all while participating in a varsity sport. While participating in a varsity sport is demanding, these students showed the ability to prioritize their studies and balance commitments— a trademark of Christendom’s athletic program.
The USCAA President’s Cup is voted on each year by the USCAA President’s Cup committee, which rewards points to institutions based on their rank against other institutions in program GPA, All-Academic award winners (3.5 GPA+ individuals) and overall athletic department GPA.
Since the award’s inception in 2018, Christendom has finished first, third, and first again — a testament to the college’s strength in balancing sports success with academic excellence.
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