The Capital One Cup is awarded annually to each of the best men's and women's Division I college athletics programs in the country. Points toward the Capital One Cup are earned and tracked throughout the year based on final standings of NCAA Championships and final official coaches' polls. One winning men's and one winning women's program will be crowned after the completion of the final NCAA spring championships. Capital One will award a combined $400,000 in student-athlete scholarships and the Capital One Cup trophy to the winning schools at the ESPY awards in July.
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The Capital One Cup is the embodiment of hard work, dedication, and an enduring commitment to excellence that student-athletes and teams display throughout their year-long journey. The elements of the trophy personify achievement at the highest level, and symbolize strength perseverance, and vision. The silver surface reflects the images of all those who carry it. The Capital One Cup is an enduring symbol of the ultimate achievement in college sports.
Our ambassadors include former Division I college athletes and college sports broadcasters, all of whom embody everything the Capital One Cup represents—success, integrity, leadership, and a commitment to excellence.