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We seek to enhance the academic endeavors of the University, by helping through our success to attract both promising students and the assistance of private philanthropy, and by providing direct financial support. We are committed to the proposition that academic achievement is not and should not be a gift. Rather, it is a challenge that must be met by the individual students, as well as the University. Accordingly, all our efforts are guided by certain values we believe essential to the fulfillment of this task: INTEGRITY By their very nature, athletics inevitably involve character development; for this reason, especially, we must conduct ourselves with utmost integrity. We are to be at all times honest and forthright in our dealings with each other, the public, and the media. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Our primary purpose is to promote the personal growth and physical well being of our student athletes, to guide them to become in life the best they can be. It is our abiding goal to foster the ideals, standards, and value systems which will enable them to grow spiritually, emotionally and intellectually, and to attain degrees in their chosen fields of endeavor. TEAMWORK We compete to win—as individuals, as team members, and as representatives of this great University. We clearly understand that the success of any one person is always the result of dedicated effort on the part of many people. EXCELLENCE Dedication to excellence should distinguish our efforts in every sport in which we compete and should be reflected in the performance of all our teams and in the fiscal soundness of our programs. Individually and collectively, we strive always to give our all and thereby realize our best possibilities. LEADERSHIP Our goal is to maintain a model athletic program which other colleges and universities may wish to emulate. Dedication to the personal development of our student athletes, unfailing integrity and excellence in our programs, teamwork, and determination to play a leadership role nationally…these are the values which underlie our endeavors and the standards by which we measure ourselves.

Mission: Our mission is to offer nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic programs which reflect the interests of our students and faculty, the Southeastern Conference, the Southeastern Conference, people of Georgia, and the nation which supports our activities. These programs provide a worthwhile experience for our student-athletes by teaching them the basic principles of amateur competition, competitive integrity, fair play, and good sportsmanship.

Black Lives Matter.
06/03/2020

Black Lives Matter.

Graduating from college can bring a whole host of new opportunities. For those graduating in 2020 things could potential...
05/07/2020

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Thanks for joining us tonight for the #DawgsChoiceAwards. Congratulations to all of the winners!
04/14/2020

Thanks for joining us tonight for the #DawgsChoiceAwards. Congratulations to all of the winners!

The winner of the Vince Dooley Athlete of the Year Award is Emerson Hancock of the Baseball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @em...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Vince Dooley Athlete of the Year Award is Emerson Hancock of the Baseball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @emerson_hancock @baseballuga

The winner of the Liz Murphey Athlete of the Year Award is Katarina Jokic of the Women's Tennis Team. #DawgsChoiceAwards...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Liz Murphey Athlete of the Year Award is Katarina Jokic of the Women's Tennis Team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @jokic_katarina @ugawomenstennis

The winner of the Bulldog Cup is the Gymnastics team! #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGAGymnastics
04/14/2020

The winner of the Bulldog Cup is the Gymnastics team! #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGAGymnastics

The male recipient of the Sportsmanship Ethics Award is Jake Fromm of the Football team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @jake_fromm1...
04/14/2020

The male recipient of the Sportsmanship Ethics Award is Jake Fromm of the Football team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @jake_fromm11 @georgiafootball

Our female recipient of the Sportsmanship Ethics Award is Stephanie Paul of the Women's Basketball team. #DawgsChoiceAwa...
04/14/2020

Our female recipient of the Sportsmanship Ethics Award is Stephanie Paul of the Women's Basketball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @the_sp3 @uga_wbb

The winner of the Hornsby Howell Community Service Award is Walker Higgins of the Men's Swimming & Diving team. #DawgsCh...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Hornsby Howell Community Service Award is Walker Higgins of the Men's Swimming & Diving team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGASwimDive @walker.higgins

The winner of the Lewis Leadership Award is Meagan Donovan of the Volleyball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @megdon44 @ugavoll...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Lewis Leadership Award is Meagan Donovan of the Volleyball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @megdon44 @ugavolleyball

The winner of the Dick Copas Award is Mason Meadows of the Baseball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @masonmeadows30 @baseballug...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Dick Copas Award is Mason Meadows of the Baseball team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @masonmeadows30 @baseballuga

The male recipient of the Joel Eaves Award is Prather Hudson of the Football team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @prayhud @georgiaf...
04/14/2020

The male recipient of the Joel Eaves Award is Prather Hudson of the Football team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @prayhud @georgiafootball

The female recipient of the Joel Eaves Award is Caroline Chipman of the Soccer team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGASoccer @Caro...
04/14/2020

The female recipient of the Joel Eaves Award is Caroline Chipman of the Soccer team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGASoccer @Carolinec98

We will now recognize the recipients of the Joel Eaves Award. This award is presented to the male and female seniors tha...
04/14/2020

We will now recognize the recipients of the Joel Eaves Award. This award is presented to the male and female seniors that have the highest GPA entering the fall of 2019. #DawgsChoiceAwards

The winner of the Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award is Ryan Peppenhorst of the Men's Track & Field and Cross Country t...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award is Ryan Peppenhorst of the Men's Track & Field and Cross Country team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @ugatrack @ryanpeppenhorst

Next, the Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award recognizes the senior male who is graduating with the highest GPA.  #Dawgs...
04/14/2020

Next, the Dick Bestwick Scholar-Athlete Award recognizes the senior male who is graduating with the highest GPA. #DawgsChoiceAwards

The winner of the Marilyn Vincent Scholar Athlete Award is Elena Christofi of the Women's Tennis Team. #DawgsChoiceAward...
04/14/2020

The winner of the Marilyn Vincent Scholar Athlete Award is Elena Christofi of the Women's Tennis Team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @elena_christofi @UGAWomensTennis

Our next award is he Marilyn Vincent Award, which has been given since 1976.  It recognizes the senior female athlete wh...
04/14/2020

Our next award is he Marilyn Vincent Award, which has been given since 1976. It recognizes the senior female athlete who is graduating with the highest GPA. #DawgChoiceAwards

Our second recipient of the Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Award is Walker Higgins of the Men's Swimming & D...
04/14/2020

Our second recipient of the Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Award is Walker Higgins of the Men's Swimming & Diving Team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGASwimDive @walker.higgins

Our first recipient of the Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Award is Jordan Stout of the Women's Swimming & Di...
04/14/2020

Our first recipient of the Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Award is Jordan Stout of the Women's Swimming & Diving Team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGASwimDive @JordanStout4

Next, we will recognize the UGA winners of the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Scholarship.  Each year a ...
04/14/2020

Next, we will recognize the UGA winners of the SEC Brad Davis Community Service Post Graduate Scholarship. Each year a male and female student-athlete from each SEC institution are chosen to receive $5,000 to put towards a graduate or professional degree. #DawgsChoiceAwards

Our second recipient of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Scholar Athlete Award is Elena Christofi of the Women's Ten...
04/14/2020

Our second recipient of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Scholar Athlete Award is Elena Christofi of the Women's Tennis team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @elena_christofi @ugawomenstennis

Our first recipient of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Scholar Athlete Award is Rodrigo Blankenship of the Football...
04/14/2020

Our first recipient of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Scholar Athlete Award is Rodrigo Blankenship of the Football team. #DawgsChoiceAwards @RodTheKicker3 @GeorgiaFootball

We will now be recognizing the UGA winners of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Award. Each year a male and female st...
04/14/2020

We will now be recognizing the UGA winners of the SEC Boyd McWhorter Post Graduate Award. Each year a male and female student-athlete from each SEC institution are chosen to receive this award and $10,000 to put towards a graduate or professional degree. #DawgsChoiceAwards

Next, we will present the 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete Awards.  These awards are presented to student-athletes from each team...
04/14/2020

Next, we will present the 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete Awards. These awards are presented to student-athletes from each team who had the highest GPA at the conclusion of the last academic year. #DawgsChoiceAwards

The Women’s Faculty Athletics Representative Team Academic Achievement Award goes to the Women’s Cross Country team, who...
04/14/2020

The Women’s Faculty Athletics Representative Team Academic Achievement Award goes to the Women’s Cross Country team, who finished the 2018-19 academic year with a 3.359 GPA. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGATrack

The Men’s Faculty Athletics Representative Team Academic Achievement Award goes to the Men’s Cross Country team, who fin...
04/14/2020

The Men’s Faculty Athletics Representative Team Academic Achievement Award goes to the Men’s Cross Country team, who finished the 2018-19 academic year with a 3.47 GPA. #DawgsChoiceAwards @UGATrack

For our next award, the Academic Achievement Honorees have shown extraordinary academic growth by accepting the challeng...
04/14/2020

For our next award, the Academic Achievement Honorees have shown extraordinary academic growth by accepting the challenge to become leaders in the classroom. Their competitive desire to become the best student they can be makes them deserving of this award. #DawgsChoiceAwards

The Student-Athlete with a 4.0 Cumulative GPA is: Caroline Chipman of the Soccer team. #DawgsChoiceAwards
04/14/2020

The Student-Athlete with a 4.0 Cumulative GPA is: Caroline Chipman of the Soccer team. #DawgsChoiceAwards

We will begin the award portion of our evening by recognizing the student athletes, sophomores and above, who have a cum...
04/14/2020

We will begin the award portion of our evening by recognizing the student athletes, sophomores and above, who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.7 or higher at Georgia. These individuals have worked incredibly hard to achieve such a high distinction. #DawgsChoiceAwards

Our final awards tonight will be the Liz Murphey & Vince Dooley Athlete of the Year Awards. Join us tonight starting at ...
04/13/2020

Our final awards tonight will be the Liz Murphey & Vince Dooley Athlete of the Year Awards. Join us tonight starting at 8:00 PM for the annoucements of the winners. And the nominees are... #DawgsChoiceAwards

Next are our nominees for the 2019 Bulldog Cup Award! This award, initiated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in...
04/13/2020

Next are our nominees for the 2019 Bulldog Cup Award! This award, initiated by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee in 2010, recognizes the team that excels academically, supports their peers in athletic competition and consistently serves the community. #DawgsChoiceAwards

The next nominees are for the UGAA Sportsmanship and Ethics Awards. These awards are given to a male and a female athlet...
04/13/2020

The next nominees are for the UGAA Sportsmanship and Ethics Awards. These awards are given to a male and a female athlete who are guided by the principles of ethical behavior and sportsmanship. #DawgsChoiceAwards

Our next nominees are for the Hornsby Howell Community Service Award. This award is presented to a student-athlete who h...
04/13/2020

Our next nominees are for the Hornsby Howell Community Service Award. This award is presented to a student-athlete who has contributed a significant amount of time to the campus and community as a volunteer. #DawgsChoiceAwards

Our next set of nominees are for the Clifford Lewis Award. This award was established in 1989 to honor the first female ...
04/13/2020

Our next set of nominees are for the Clifford Lewis Award. This award was established in 1989 to honor the first female member of the Athletic Board. Through the leadership of Dr. Lewis, women’s athletics grew and prospered at the University of Georgia. #DawgsChoiceAwards

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The UGA Athletics Student Services has developed many resources to achieve its mission in furthering the educational experience of its Student-Athletes. These services are supported by the UGA Athletic Association in their commitment to serving Student-Athletes. Services available include the Rankin Smith Center, SAAC and L.E.A.D. Rankin M. Smith, Sr. Student-Athlete Academic Center provides the space and cutting-edge resources for all of UGA’s 500-plus student-athletes to achieve their academic goals. Resources at the Rankin Center include: -Tutorial Programs provide student-athletes with academic assistance beyond that which they receive in the classroom. Tutors provide study skills assistance as well as in specific academic areas. -Academic Counselors assist student-athletes to achieve their personal goals by ensuring that they earn a degree and by providing opportunities for personal growth. -Mentoring Programs provide one-on-one academic assistance to student-athletes and helps them determine realistic academic priorities and goals. This is accomplished through the personal relationships the mentors develop with the individual student-athlete. -The Athletic Department Writing Center is an invaluable resource created through a partnership between the UGA English Department and the UGAA Student Services. The ADWC provides tutorial assistance with the Freshmen English courses, as well as preparation for the Regent’s Exam. -The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is made up of student-athletes from every sport to provide a voice for all student-athletes. This group serves as a liaison between student-athletes and the Athletic Association administration. -The L.E.A.D. program was initiated to encourage leadership development in UGA’s most promising student-athletes. L.E.A.D. will assist the student-athletes by reviewing each student-athlete’s current community service, campus involvement and academic and athletic credentials; providing resources to improve deficient areas; explaining the award nomination processes and providing biographical information on past winners; and assisting with preparation for graduate school.

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