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Policy STUA-REC-010

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Responsible University Administrator: Vice President for Student Affairs
Responsible Officer: Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports
Origination Date: N/A
Current Revision Date: 03/22/13
Next Review Date: 03/22/17
End of Policy Date: N/A
Policy Number: STUA-REC-010
Status: Effective




Policy Statement


Teams and individuals participating in various intramural sports can win awards for their performance and sportsmanship.

Reason for Policy/Purpose

This policy is required for the effective communication of university policy regarding awards and opportunities in intramurals.

Who Needs to Know This Policy


All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community. 

Website Address for this Policy 




Article 1: Championship T-Shirts

The Intramural Sports program will offer T-shirts to league and all-university champions in each sport. One team will also be selected as the sportsmanship champion from each division by Intramural Sports staff. These teams will be given a maximum number of shirts. Example 1.5 * a full team, e.g. 1.5 * 10 players on a full softball team = 15 shirts maximum


Article 2: All-Campus Champion

At the conclusion of indoor volleyball, flag football, basketball, soccer and softball, champions from each division will compete against each other for the All-Campus Championship.  This will be a single elimination tournament. 


Article 3: Sportsmanship Awards

One team from each division will be given a sportsmanship award, and each member of that team will receive a sportsmanship T-shirt. In addition, the team with the highest average sportsmanship rating for the year will receive a Sportsmanship Award at the Intramural Sports picnic.


Article 4: Fraternity and Sorority Cup

The Fraternity Cup and the Sorority Cup will be awarded to the Greek letter teams that accumulate the most points through participation and success in each Intramural Sports event throughout the year.  Fraternities and sororities will earn points by participating in the leagues and events listed each semester.  Points are awarded based on the team’s place in the standings and the division the event or league is classified in.


Article 5: The Golden Eagle Cup

The Golden Eagle Cup is awarded to men’s, women’s and co-rec independent team that accumulate the most points through participation and success in each Intramural Sports event.


Article 6: How to Achieve Points

Team’s wishing to compete for a trophy shall contact the Intramural Sports office to register.  Each team entered must participate under the same team name within the same division for the whole year.  The awards will be presented at the Intramural Sports banquet at the end of the year and displayed in the Intramural Sports trophy case in the Payne Center.   Sports will be divided into three categories (Major, Minor and Individual/Dual) and will be awarded points respectively for each.

Article 7: University Cup Points                                                                              Participant Handbook [17]                      



Teams receive 20 points for participation.    
  A Division B Division
1st 100 90
2nd 90 80
3rd and 4th 80 70
5th - 8th 70 60
9th and Below 60 50




Teams receive 20 points for participation.    
  A Division B Division
1st 80 70
2nd 70 60
3rd and 4th 60 50
5th - 8th 50 40
9th and Below 40 30





Individuals receive 10 points for participation.  
1st 40
2nd 30
3rd and 4th 20
5th and below 10


Article 8: Extramural Tournaments

Participation in Intramural Sports can lead to opportunities to represent Southern Miss in various state, regional and national extramural tournaments.  These tournaments allow participants from Southern Miss to compete against other intramural teams from across the country.  Contact the intramural sports office for more information regarding extramural opportunities.


The Senior Associate Director of Recreational Sports is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).







Related Information




Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes

11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.

03/06/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout. 




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