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NYSPHSAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM AWARDS

 

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

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.
 
DIRECTIONS

For complete directions, click HERE.

Please make sure you are calculating the information accurately. Scholar-Athlete CANNOT be awarded retroactively.**

SUBMISSION deadline
Season Week #  Date
Fall 23 December 9, 2019
Winter 37 March 16, 2020
Spring 47 May 25, 2020

 

Fall 2019 Scholar-Athlete submission will open on Monday, October 28.

WINTER SCHOLAR-ATHLETE WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. 

SPRING SCHOLAR-ATHLETE WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 13TH. 

Pin/certificate distribution

*PINS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO ATHLETIC DIRECTORS AT THE MANDATORY AD WORKSHOPS THIS FALL (if the school participated in the Scholar-Athlete program during the 2017-2018 school year)*
 

Certificates will continue to be mailed to each school from the NYSPHSAA office. 
 

If a school needs more pins, the Athletic Director must contact Assistant Director, Kristen Jadin
SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE & SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION

Applications are released after the Spring Scholar-Athlete Deadline.

School of Distinction Application - Closed
Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.

School of Excellence Application - Closed
Schools can earn School of Excellence status by having 75% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons.

School of Distinction Winners
 2019
 2018
 2005-2017

School of Excellence Winners 
 2019
 2018
 2016-2017 (1st year of the program)