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The NCAA named 31 student-athletes as Elite 88 award winners following the winter championship season on Tuesday, April 19, and Harvard fencer Noam Mills was one of those 31 selections.
Mills, a junior epeeist, finished as the individual runner-up at the 2011 NCAA Championship, marking her third consecutive runner-up showing at the event. She carries a cumulative grade-point average of 3.861 as an Economics concentrator.
The Elite 88, an award founded by the NCAA, recognizes the true essence of the student-athlete by honoring the individual who has reached the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level in his or her sport, while also achieving the highest academic standard among his or her peers. The Elite 88 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 88 championships.
All GPAs are based on a straight grading scale to ensure consistency among institutions. All ties are broken by the number of credits completed.
Eligible student-athletes are sophomores or above who have participated in their sport for at least two years with their school. They must be an active member of the team, traveling and competing at the championship.
To view the complete list of the 31 winter season student-athletes named Elite 88 award winners, click here.