Women's basketball wins department's Life Skills Award
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GREELEY – Bear Pride: The commitment of student-athletes to support each other at sporting events, succeed in the classroom, assist in the community and better themselves as people and as a team.
All 19 sports teams at the University of Northern Colorado compete annually in the Bears Life Skills Competition to prove which team has the most Bear Pride and in 2011-12, Jaime White’s women’s basketball team walked away with the award.
The women scored 4,910.5 points in the five categories, community outreach, academic achievement, personal/team enhancement, support of other sport student-athletes and student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) participation and communication. White’s team had the most community service and tied for the most with football and wrestling in personal/team enhancement. The team also finished second in attendance at other sporting events.
In second place with 4,700 points was football, while the volleyball team was right behind them in third with 4,255.6 points.
Individuals can earn 100 points for their team for each individual effort, be it on a community service project or by attending sporting events or various workshops on campus. At the end of each week, the points are divided by the number of student-athletes on the active roster for each sport to account for the varying size of rosters. Team efforts, defined as 80 percent participation or 20 members, for all categories earn 100 points per event. All mandatory events require 100 percent participation in order to receive points.