Bearcat Awards

Photo of the Bearcat Games



The Bearcat Award is the highest honor given in the name of Homecoming participation.  This award recognizes teams of Students, Residence Hall-sponsored teams, and/or Registered Student Organizations that take an active and spirited part in Homecoming Week.  The prizes for winning will be as follows:  First Place:  $250, Second Place:  $175, Third Place:  $100.  Bearcat Award points are earned through attendance and participation in activities during the week’s events.  Winners will be announced during the Homecoming Football game on Saturday, October 21.


All events require a completed participation form.  Forms are due at the Bearcat Games meeting on October 11.  Teams that register after September 22 will not be eligible for prices but may still participate. 

Smaller Registered Student Organizations are encouraged to pair up with another organization to compete in the games. 

If you are a RSO, it would be advisable to update your group’s information online.  Use either the renewal or the update form.  A student organization pairing cannot exceed two organizations.

Winners of the event will be posted on this page, and the overall winners will be announced during the Homecoming Football Game.  Awards will be presented to category winners and the overall winner following Homecoming week.

The Bearcat Award events will begin on Monday, October 16, 2023.  


2019 Bearcat Award Winners:  TBA

2018 Bearcat Award Winners:  TBA

2017 Bearcat Award Winners:  TBA

2016 Bearcat Award Winners:  TBA

2015 Bearcat Award Winners:  Sigma Sigma Sigma

2014 Bearcat Award Winners:  Student Government Association

2013 Bearcat Award Winners:  Student Government Association

2012 Bearcat Award Winners:  International Student Organization

2011 Bearcat Award Winners: Sigma Sigma Sigma

2010 Bearcat Award Winners:  Alpha Phi Omega

2009 Bearcat Award Winners:  Sigma Nu

2008 Bearcat Award Winners:  Sigma Nu

2007 Bearcat Award Winners:  Kappa Sigma Tau

2006 Bearcat Award Winners:  McKendree University Cheerleaders