The New York State Public High School Athletic Assoc., Inc. believes the athletic field of competition is an extension of the classroom. In an effort to recognize academic excellence coupled with athletic participation, the NYSPHSAA, Inc. sponsors the Scholar Athlete Award, based on a team concept of academic achievement, intended to be an incentive for all team members to raise their individual GPA to positively affect their team’s success. Scholar Athlete teams are a varsity team, with the minimum team composite grade average of 90 percent, based on a designated number of team members for each sport.
Each individual who qualifies receives a recognition pin while the school receives a certificate for display.
If a team does not meet the Scholar Athlete Team Criteria, the individuals with GPA greater than or equal to 90% are eligible to receive a pin.
Teams that were honored were Boys Soccer (91.86% ), Fall Cheerleading (92.42%), Girls Volleyball (95.07), Girls Cross Country (92.05%), Girls Soccer (95.97%) Girls Tennis (93.43%), Boys Cross Country (95.55%).