About the Program

The National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS) PlayMaker of the Month award program recognizes the academic achievement and community service of student-athletes at NCAS member institutions.  Many times, student-athletes’ work in the classroom and within the community go unnoticed.  PlayMaker of the Month gives coaches, administrators, teammates, and faculty of NCAS member institutions an opportunity to nominate and recognize those student-athletes who exemplify the NCAS motto of “Changing Lives Through the Power of Sport.”  PlayMaker of the Month recipients are recognized in the months of October through June.

October/November 2015 PlayMakers December 2015 PlayMakers January 2016 PlayMakers February 2016 PlayMakers March 2016 PlayMakers April 2016 PlayMakers

Nomination criteria:

  • Be a NCAS member in good standing
  • Complete a PlayMaker of the month nomination form
  • Submit all the required documentations (nomination form, media info., photo, etc.)

Nominee requirements:

  • Current student-athlete at an NCAS member institution
  • Carry a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Actively participate in community service, social change advocacy, or volunteer

PlayMaker of the Month recipients will:

  • Be featured on the NCAS website for the month selected
  • Receive an NCAS PlayMaker of the Month t-shirt
  • Receive an NCAS PlayMaker of the Month certificate
  • Be recognized at the Annual NCAS Annual Giant Steps Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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