student-athletes kicked off the new school year, the Clemson Athletic Department
hosted the annual Solid Orange Picnic on Sunday, August 25. At the picnic, the Solid Orange Squad was
honored to have President Barker present the seventh award for the President's
Pride Cup. The President's Pride Cup is
the highest honor that an athletic team can receive from Clemson University.
aims to honor a team that excels both on and off the field. The award is calculated based on four separate
categories: Community Outreach, Academics, Athletics and Leadership.
- The Community Outreach category points are awarded through the total
number of services hours recorded per a team.
- The Academics category points are calculated through a ranking of the
- The Athletics category points are awarded based upon team
accomplishments, which include final rankings and championships.
- The Leadership category points include any national and conference
honors, awards, or recognition by individuals on each team.
are awarded in each category and then the team's total points are calculated to
determine a winner.
year's results were the closest balloting to date with the final rankings as
- Women's Indoor Track & Field and Cross
Country - 95 points
- Rowing - 83 points
- Women's Tennis - 64 points
- Diving - 60 points
- Football - 51 points
the fourth consecutive year that the track & field and cross country team
has won this distinguished honor.
the team's accomplishments include for the 2012-13 season include:
- Ranked sixth in
the nation in the final poll.
- Won the Indoor
and Outdoor ACC Championship for the fourth consecutive season.
- Placed seven
members on the All-America team and 11 members on the All-ACC team.
- Brittney Waller
was honored as a recipient of the ACC Top 6 Award.
- In addition to
six ACC individual and relay championships, Brianna Rollins was the
national champion in the 60 hurdles.