The NYSPHSAA, Inc. believes that the athletic participation of students enhances their academic performances. To support this belief, the Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program was begun in 1991. Varsity teams who earn a 90.0% or higher average during their sport season qualify for the NYSPHSAA award.
COMPUTING THE SCHOLAR/ATHLETE TEAM AWARD
The varsity sports with the required minimum number of team members listed below are eligible for NYSPHSAA, Inc. Scholar/Athlete Team Awards:
Baseball- 11, Softball- 11, Lacrosse- 11,Basketball-7, Cross Country- 7, Soccer- 12, Swimming- 11,Field Hockey- 12, Tennis- 9, Football- 12, Golf- 7, Volleyball- 8,Wrestling- 10, Track- 12
Additional varsity team members beyond the required number will be recognized provided their sport season report card averages are 90.000% or greater.
This is a VARSITY team award. Junior Varsity, Freshman, and Modified teams are NOT eligible.
The minimum TEAM grade average to apply is 90%. Weighted grades are not used in computing grade average.
State Champion Scholar/Athlete teams will be declared in those sports having 4 or more programs in 6 or more sections based on the highest team composite grade average provided 10 or more teams qualify in that sport. Declarations are made in conjunction with a sport's NYSPHSAA designated championship tournament season.