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Academic honor awards

Under NCAA legislation, all aid (athletics and non-athletics) provided by ASU to prospective and current student-athletes in baseball, golf, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field/cross country, water polo, and wrestling cannot exceed team limits (also known as equivalency limits).  ASU academic honor awards (e.g., NAmU-President’s, NAmU-Dean’s) may be exempt from these limits if a recipient meets certain criteria.

ASU Academic Scholarships – Coaches can find the ASU academic scholarship estimator here.

For prospects
Academic honor awards will not count toward team limits if the recipient meets one of the following: 

  • Was ranked in the upper 10 percent of his or her high school graduating class. 
  • Achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.500 (based on a maximum of 4.000) in high school.
  • Scored 105 or above on the ACT (four sections combined) or 1270 or above on the SAT (critical reading and math).

For current student-athletes
Academic honor awards will not count toward team limits if the student-athlete has achieved a 3.0 cumulative GPA before the start of the academic year.  

Note, there are additional factors under state and federal law, ASU policy, and NCAA legislation (e.g., cost of attendance limits) that could impact a student-athlete’s ability to take full advantage of ASU’s academic honors awards.  Prospective and current student-athletes should consult the Compliance Office if they have any questions about accepting these awards.