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SAAC Bulls Pride Battle

Bulls Pride Board The Bulls Pride Battle is a competition for all the teams, in order to provide a means by which student-athletes can compete for points in various life skills categories. These categories focus on developing leadership, teamwork, supporting other athletes, and academic achievement.

This competition offers an outwardly visible account of the positive things our athletes are doing. It also holds athletes, coaches, and teams as a whole accountable for their point total in various categories, and for the competitive side of our athletes to be used towards something other than just athletic participation.

The winning team wins $1,000 to be used towards a team purchase. Second place receives $500 towards a team purchase, and third place is awarded a team pizza party.

Bulls Pride Board Application Form

Check the status of your team's points here.

  • Total Points
  • Baseball
  • Basketball-M
  • Basketball-W
  • Cross Country-M
  • Cross Country-W
  • Football
  • Rowing
  • Soccer-M
  • Soccer-W
  • Softball
  • Swimming-M
  • Swimming-W
  • Tennis-M
  • Tennis-W
  • Track & Field-M
  • Track & Field-W
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

    Categories Include:

    Community Service:Each team will earn 1000 points for having more than 75% of their team in attendance at their team's mandatory community service project. For any other community service individually performed, your team will be awarded points based upon hours per athlete and team size.  Listed below are the points awarded based upon team size for every hrs/ath achieved.   

    Number of Athletes
    Points for every hour per athlete
    0-20
    100
    21-40
    125
    41-60
    150
    61-80
    175
    80-over
    200

     

    Athletic Achievement: Teams will be awarded points based on national, conference, regional, or campus wide recognition, or to MAC or National Champions. Point applications must be submitted online within 2 weeks of the accomplishment or no points will be awarded. Points will be awarded based solely on the following criteria:

    500 pts: National Champion
    350 pts: All-American recognition

    200 pts: MAC Champion
    100 pts: All-MAC recognition
    Regional recognition
    50 pts: MAC Athlete of the week
    25 pts: UB Athlete of the week
    All-tournament recognition

    Basically, in order to receive points there must be a TITLE to the accomplishment. (eg All-MAC Third team, All-American Academic, All-tournament MVP)

    Blue & White Category: Above and beyond recognition in academics, community service, leadership, and athletics. Point applications must be submitted online within 2 weeks of the accomplishment or no points will be awarded. Points will be awarded based solely on the following criteria:

    Highest Team GPA: Teams will be ranked 1st -18th according to their GPA at the end of each semester. Points will be awarded as follows: 1st- 115, 2nd- 95, 3rd- 85, 4th - 75; every spot after that will decrease by 5 points.

    Most Improved GPA: The teams with improvement in their GPA at the end of the fall and spring semesters will be given points. Any improvement in GPA warrants a ranking; points will be as follows 1st- 115, 2nd- 95, 3rd- 85, 4th - 75; every spot after that will decrease by 5 points.

    AFA Attendance: Based on the highest percentage of team attendance at all AFA events. Traveling and home teams are exempt from each event. At the end of the year points will be awarded as follows: 1st- 115, 2nd- 95, 3rd- 85, 4th - 75; every spot after that will decrease by 5 points.

    SAAC Rep. Attendance: Each team must have their 2 mandated SAAC Reps in attendance in order to receive 10 points. Additional teammates in attendance will receive an extra 2 points per person.

    Please Note: If forms for Community Service, Athletic Achievement, or Blue and White are not received within 2 weeks, no points will be awarded. The above criteria for the Bulls Pride Board are the only criteria that will be used in awarding points. No exceptions.

    **Also, points awarded for SAAC Attendance, Most Improved Team GPA, and Highest Team GPA will remain the same.**

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