NYSPHSAA Announces Spring 2018 Scholar-Athlete Teams and Individuals
Date Posted: 05/24/2018
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications
NYSPHSAA Announces Spring 2018 Scholar-Athlete Teams & Individuals
Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces its spring 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 26th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.
This spring, 2,355 teams received the Scholar-Athlete Team Award. Even more impressive, 38,034 student-athletes received an individual grade point average of 90.00 or above and have been recognized as Scholar-Athletes. This spring NYSPHSAA awarded 2,733 more individuals (7.74%) and 291 more teams (14.1%) as compared to the spring of 2017.
For the 2017-18 school year, NYSPHSAA recognized a total of 8,064 scholar-athlete teams and 115,586 scholar-athlete individuals. That is an increase of 1,004 teams and 8,199 individuals from the 2016-17 school year.
“Congratulations to our member schools and student-athletes,” said Executive Director Robert Zayas. “To see the number of scholar-athlete teams and individuals continue to increase from last year is a testament to what great student-athletes we have in our state. Seeing over 1,000 more teams and over 8,000 more individuals honored as compared to last school year is truly remarkable.”
The annual School of Excellence and School of Distinction Awards will be given to deserving schools over the summer. The School of Excellence Award recognizes schools who have 75% of its varsity programs receive the Scholar-Athlete Team Award over the academic school year. The School of Distinction Award recognizes schools who have 100% of its varsity programs receive the Scholar-Athlete Team Award.
The full list of Scholar-Athlete Teams can be found at:
The full list of Scholar-Athlete Individuals can be found at: