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NYSPHSAA Announces Winter 2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams and Individuals

Date Posted: 03/22/2019
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




NYSPHSAA Announces Winter 2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams & Individuals

 

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) announces the 2019 winter Scholar-Athlete teams and number of Scholar-Athlete individuals per school. This is the 27th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.

A total of 633 NYSPHSAA member schools submitted Scholar-Athlete information this season. To qualify as a Scholar-Athlete team, 75% of the team roster’s averaged GPA must be 90.0 or above. This winter, 2,616 teams earned the Scholar-Athlete team award. The number of Scholar-Athlete teams increased by 10.1% compared to the winter of 2018.

To be named a Scholar-Athlete individual, a student must earn an individual GPA of 90.0 or above regardless of their team earning Scholar-Athlete team status. A record-high 33,275 students achieved this milestone in the winter. This year, the number of Scholar-Athlete individual winners increased by 7.09% compared to the winter 2018 season.

“The Scholar-Athlete program is our most successful student program,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “The continued increase shows the dedication schools, athletic departments, teams, coaches, and most importantly, student-athletes have towards academics. We could not be more proud to recognize these hard-working teams and individuals that are committed to their education.”

The list of Scholar-Athlete teams for the winter 2019 season can be found here.

The list of the number of Scholar-Athlete individuals per school for the winter 2019 season can be found here.

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About NYSPHSAA (Twitter: @NYSPHSAA | Facebook: NYSPHSAA | YouTube: NYSPHSAASports):
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. is a non-profit, voluntary, educational service organization composed of public, parochial, and private schools dedicated to providing equitable and safe competition for the students of its member schools. The organization conducts 32 championship events and governs the rules and regulations of high school athletics in New York State. Membership is open to secondary schools providing interschool athletic activities for boys and girls in grades 7-12.