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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

For more information and DIRECTIONS click HERE



THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE FALL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 29TH. 

THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE WINTER SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH. 

THE ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM FOR THE SPRING SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ENTRIES WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 15TH. 

 

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.
 
SUBMISSION deadline
Season Week #  Date
Fall 23 December 3, 2018
Winter 37 March 11, 2019
Spring 47 May 20, 2019

 

Fall Submission is now closed. 

Winter Submission will open on Monday, February 4, 2019. 

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 May Scholar-Athlete Deadline
School of Distinction Application
School of Excellence Application

School of Distinction Winners
 2018
 2005-2017

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