Being a student-athlete at Pacific University isn’t a light affair. To have the highest grade point average pays off.
In fact, a trophy is awarded to the intercollegiate athletic team at Pacific with the highest cumulative GPA.
The women’s golf team claimed the President’s Cup for the second time on Oct. 17 with an average team GPA of 3.68.
“Winning this award shows that we can remain a team and be competitive inside the classroom as well as on the course,” said Pacific women’s golfer Kaci Linton. “It’s one of the main goals our coach and team has.”
Women’s golf reclaimed the cup from the lacrosse team who won the award October 2011.
“It’s not an easy thing to win since there are many other academically competitive teams at Pacific,” said Linton. “But it’s really nice to be rewarded for hard work and dedication as a student athlete.”
A symbol of the balance between student and athlete, the award is also a tool to gain attention to the team in other regards.
“Now that we have it in our possession,” said head golf coach for the men and women’s teams Richard Warren.
“We can use it as a recruiting tool,” said Warren.
This award is represented by a trophy and is only given once a year. Once awarded the team’s name and year is engraved onto the trophy cup’s plaque.
Pacific and the athletics department pride themselves on having dedicated students who also commit their time and energy to sports.
“I know that each of us is dedicated to our school work and for all of us to win this type of an award together displays the support system we have,” said Linton. “It shows that we are all in college to get an education, not just play sports.”

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