By: U.S. Bank
U.S. Bank, one of the preeminent financial institutions in the United States will be the official bank of the Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) through 2018-19, CCC Commissioner Rob Cashell announced.
“It is an honor to be associated with an organization that shares our passion,” said Cashell. “U.S. Bank recognizes and supports our 15 institutions and nearly 3,000 student athletes as they participate in intercollegiate athletics and strive for a high level of academic achievement.”
The CCC’s 11 full and four associate member institutions, based in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Canada, will compete for CCC championships in 13 sports this upcoming year including men’s and women’s track and field, cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball, baseball and golf. Each championship will be headlined by U.S. Bank as “The Presenting Sponsor.”
“We’re excited to continue being the presenting sponsor of the Cascade Collegiate Conference,” said Ryan Killgore, U.S. Bank Community Banking Division president. “The U.S. Bank teams in Idaho, Oregon, Washington and Montana are honored to help support the communities they serve and the schools that make them stronger and more vibrant. By backing the student athletes at the CCC’s member schools, we accomplish that.”
The U.S. Bank Academic All-Conference award recognizes the outstanding achievements in the classroom by CCC student athletes. In order to receive the award a student athlete must be of sophomore standing, have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.2 or higher and have been in residence at their institution for the previous three terms or two semesters. In 2014-15, 592 student athletes earned the honor.