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Athletic Department Awards
The following awards are given annually by the UC Merced athletics department:
UC Merced Scholar Athletes
UC Merced Athletics is proud to recognize student athletes who excel in the classroom each year. Student athletes eligible for this distinction must be in good academic standing with the university and must have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to a 3.00.
Student Athlete Sash Honors (SASH)
UC Merced Athletics is proud to recognize student athletes' commitment to excellence not only on our fields and courts, but also in our classrooms. Student athletes are encouraged to proudly wear their student athlete SASH during the University commencement ceremonies. To be eligible to receive a SASH, student athletes must fulfill the following requirements:
1. Graduated or are planning on graduating within the subsequent semester;
2. Nominated by a Coach or Athletics Administrator to receive the SASH; and
3. Fulfilled at least one (1) of the following factors:
NOTE: The Director of Recreation & Athletics maintains the discretion to honor or not honor any student-athlete as seen deserving within the spirit of the award.
California Pacific Conference Honors
A various number of California Pacific Conference honors range from Player of the Week distinctions to All-Conference team selections.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Honors
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) recognizes student athletes in a variety of capacities including but not limited to Player of the Week, All-Tournament Team, All-Americans, Player of the Year, Coach of the Year, Scholar Athletes, Scholar Teams, etc.