At the end of each sports season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom. Those student-athletes, teams, and schools work very hard throughout the year and deserve to be recognized for their academic success.
To receive Scholar-Athlete team recognition with a certificate, the team’s average GPA for 75% of the roster must be greater than or equal to 90.00. This means you take 75% of your roster and then average their GPAs. Any GPA can be included, but if it is below a 90, they will not receive a pin. PLEASE SEE THE EXAMPLE BELOW (more examples are provided in the directions):
Team A has a roster of 12. .75 x 12 = 9
Therefore, 75% of the roster is 9.
Average the top 9 student’s GPAs.
99 + 95 + 94 + 98 + 92 + 90 + 88 + 85 + 75 = 816
816/9 = 90.666 which rounds to 90.67. Is this a Scholar-Athlete team? YES.
How many pins? 6 pins because ONLY students who receive a 90 or above individual GPA receive pins.
If you did not include all individuals with a 90 in your calculation, then they can be added.
If a team DOES NOT meet the Scholar-Athlete Team Criteria, the individuals on that team with a 90.00 or above GPA are still eligible to receive a pin and will be considered an Individual Scholar-Athlete.
For more information and DIRECTIONS click HERE.
***Keep in mind, please make sure you are calculating the information accurately. Scholar-Athlete CANNOT be awarded retroactively.***
THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE FALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 28TH.
THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE WINTER SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD.
THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE SPRING SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 13TH.
Note: A REVISION TO THE SCHOLAR ATHLETE PROGRAM WAS APPROVED BY THE NYSPHSAA CENTRAL COMMITTEE ON TUESDAY, JULY 26th, 2016. The revised program will begin in the Fall 2016. The full proposal is available here: Scholar Athlete Revision.pdf
For schools with 10-week or 12-week marking periods, averages used should reflect the following marking periods.
Fall: Marking Period 1
Winter: Marking Period 2
Spring: Marking Period 3
For schools with six-week marking periods, averages used should reflect the following marking periods.
Fall: Marking Period 1
Winter: Average of Marking Periods 2 and 3
Spring: Average of Marking Periods 4 and 5
Thank you to Pupil Benefits Plan for their continued support of the Scholar Athlete program.