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NYSPHSAA Announces Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Date Posted: 07/05/2017
Author: Chris Watson, Director of Communications




 

NYSPHSAA Announces 2016-2017 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence winners. 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. Scholar-Athlete teams require 75% of the team’s rosters grade point average be 90.00 or above. The full list of School of Distinction winners is listed below.

 

Section

Name of School

# of Teams

1

URSULINE SCHOOL

14

2

FORT ANN CENTRAL SCHOOL

7

2

SARATOGA CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

14

3

CHRISTIAN BROTHERS ACADEMY

27

3

JAMESVILLE-DEWITT HIGH SCHOOL

26

3

LIVING WORD ACADEMY

4

5

CANISTEO-GREENWOOD HIGH SCHOOL

18

5

MCQUAID JESUIT SCHOOL

16

8

BETHPAGE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

28

8

FARMINGDALE SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

27

8

JERICHO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

30

8

JOHN F KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL

25

8

LOCUST VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

24

8

MANHASSET SECONDARY SCHOOL

29

8

PAUL D SCHREIBER SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

29

11

BABYLON JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

25

11

ELWOOD/JOHN GLENN HIGH SCHOOL

20

11

ROCKY POINT HIGH SCHOOL

23

11

SHELTER ISLAND SCHOOL

8

 

 

 

 

New this year, schools can earn a School of Excellence award by having 75% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. The complete list of the School of Excellence award winners can be found below.

 

 

Section

Name of School

# of Teams

1

ARLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

30

1

IRVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

25

1

NORTH SALEM MIDDLE/ HIGH SCHOOL

22

1

NYACK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

22

1

RYE HIGH SCHOOL

21

1

YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

25

2

AVERILL PARK HIGH SCHOOL

18

2

BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE SR HIGH SCHOOL

24

2

FORT PLAIN JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

13

2

MAPLE HILL HIGH SCHOOL

18

2

MECHANICVILLE JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

16

2

WATERFORD-HALFMOON JR/Sr HIGH SCHOOL

12

3

CAZENOVIA HIGH SCHOOL

23

3

CORTLAND JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

20

3

EAST SYRACUSE-MINOA CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

21

4

BAINBRIDGE-GUILFORD HIGH SCHOOL

15

4

NEWARK VALLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

16

4

NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

16

4

OWEGO FREE ACADEMY

21

4

SOUTHERN CAYUGA SECONDARY SCHOOL

10

4

WALTON HIGH SCHOOL

11

5

DALTON-NUNDA HIGH SCHOOL

13

5

HORNELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

17

5

PALMYRA-MACEDON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

16

6

CATTARAUGUS-LITTLE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

11

6

LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL

31

6

LOCKPORT HIGH SCHOOL

21

6

MEDINA HIGH SCHOOL

16

6

OLEAN SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

16

6

PINE VALLEY CENTRAL JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL

6

6

SPRINGVILLE-GRIFFITH INSTITUTE HIGH SCHOOL

21

6

STARPOINT HIGH SCHOOL

22

6

WEST SENECA EAST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

22

6

WEST SENECA WEST SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

25

6

WILLIAMSVILLE NORTH HIGH SCHOOL

32

6

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL

14

8

GARDEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL

31

8

LYNBROOK SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

24

8

WHEATLEY SCHOOL

22

9

MONROE-WOODBURY HIGH SCHOOL

24

10

LISBON CENTRAL SCHOOL

5

11

KINGS PARK HIGH SCHOOL

22

11

MILLER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL

22

11

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL EAST

23

11

SACHEM HIGH SCHOOL NORTH

23

11

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL-EAST

29

11

SMITHTOWN HIGH SCHOOL-WEST

29

 

 

 

The purpose of the “School of Distinction” and “School of Excellence” award is to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor.  NYSPHSAA’s Scholar-Athlete team award was initiated in the 1991-1992 school year. The School of Distinction award, established in 2002-03 and the School of Excellence award, established this year, are sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan.

 

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.

 

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