On Tuesday, the NCAA social media team will be launching their fourth annual Elite 90 Fan Favorite Contest. Vote for men's basketball player, Jules de Courtenay starting Tuesday July 11th. Jules was named the Elite 90 Academic Award winner after the Spartan men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Elite 8.
The goal of this two-week initiative is to celebrate these student-athletes that have achieved both in the classroom and in their sport. The Elite 90 Award is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA's 90 championships.
First Round: July 11 at 10 am ET to July 14 at 8 pm ET (top 30 vote-getters advance and vote totals are reset)
Semifinals: July 17 at 10 am ET to July 18 at 8 pm ET (top 10 vote-getters advance and vote totals are reset)
Finals: July 19 at 10 am ET to July 20 at 8 pm ET
2014: Courtney Albritton, Valdosta State softball
2015: Carrington Motley, MIT men's outdoor track and field
2016: Kasey Cooper, Auburn softball
Last year, a total of 46,567 votes were cast during the entire contest and we'd love to see that number go up this year. Here are the list of Elite 90 winners from the 2016-17 academic year:http://www.ncaa.com/elite-90