DAY 23 (Aug. 23): Winning In The Classroom
Azusa Pacific’s athletic success is measured by eight consecutive Directors’ Cup trophies, but the Cougars have also been honored for success in the classroom. For the sixth consecutive year, at least 10 Cougar teams were recognized as NAIA Scholar Teams, and the 2011-12 campaign also featured the selection of 11 players who were the first student-athletes in school history named to their respective Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America teams.
Ten Azusa Pacific teams earned the designation as an NAIA Scholar Team, which requires it to have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) as defined by the institution. The team grade point average must include all varsity student-athletes certified as eligible. Azusa Pacific was one of four schools who finished in the top 10 of the Directors’ Cup standings to have 10 or more NAIA Scholar Teams, as well.