Blazer Bowl 2015-2016

The Blazer Bowl is designed to appeal to student-athletes' competitiveness. It rewards those teams who encourage and participate in personal development opportunities as well as building camaraderie between all Blazer teams. Each year, the Blazer Bowl will be presented to the team that demonstrates "championship effort and attitude" and the team that earns the most points toward the five commitment areas which reflect the UAB Championship Culture.

Each team earns points based on their success in the classroom, on the field, in the community, and through personal and career development. If an individual team, an individual student-athlete, or a small group of student-athletes participate in one of the components (outlined below) sponsored by other organizations they will also earn points for their team. For any opportunities sponsored outside of UAB Student-Athlete Development, the student-athlete(s) must report the activity to the Student-Athlete Development staff (Caitlin Callaghan) within one week of the event.

Standings are determined based on the rankings that team earns in each of the five components.

1) Academic Excellence
2) Athletic Excellence
3) Personal/Career Development
4) Community Service
5) Blazers supporting Blazers

The Blazer Bowl Trophy is awarded to the team that earns the most points from the first day of the fall term to the last day of spring classes.

Past Winners:

  • 2014 - Volleyball
  • 2015 - Bowling

Academic Excellence:
This category celebrates the academic achievements of Blazers teams. It rewards a team if it improves overall team GPA and overall team achievement. The team GPA from the previous spring and fall semesters will determine the points awarded. Spring 2015 GPA points will be rewarded first week of Fall 2015 semester.

Athletic Excellence:
This category rewards the athletic accomplishments of our teams. Points are awarded for recognition at the conference and NCAA level.

Personal/Career Development:
This category is designed to award points to those student-athletes who are committed to empowering themselves by attending programs that will contribute to their personal development. Student-athletes attendance at personal/career development seminars will earn points for their teams. (Examples: On Campus Seminars, Career Fairs, UAB Athletics Sponsored Events). Points will be distributed based on individual points chart.

Community Service:
Connecting with the community will be recognized and rewarded in this category. Events include community relations campaigns implemented by the UAB Student-Athlete Development Department. Student-athletes can earn points through team participation and individual service events.

Blazers supporting Blazers:
18 sports, 1 TEAM. This category is designed to promote and encourage student-athletes to support their fellow Blazers. Points are given on a sliding scale according to roster size.

The UAB Student-Athlete Development staff reserves the right to adjust the amount of points activities are worth based on length of activity and the quality of the time and effort put into the event.

Some events will be worth more points and will be announced prior to the event. Student-athletes need to be responsible for reporting activities in a timely manner (within one week of the event) so the scoreboard stays updated.