NCHSAA Scholar-Athlete Program Awards Presented by NC National Guard

Posted by Press Release on April 25, 2014 at 1:30 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

CHAPEL HILL—Almost 19,000 individual awards have been given by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to student-athletes for their achievements in the classroom as well as on the playing court or athletic field.

The NCHSAA made the awards in its Scholar-Athlete program presented by the North Carolina National Guard, which includes recognition of varsity teams which attain certain grades as well as individual athletes.

Individual Scholar-Athletes attained at least a 3.5 grade point average for the semester in which he or she competed. The award is based on first semester grades for fall and winter sports and second semester grades for spring sports, and the school submits the nomination form verifying the grade point average on behalf of the athlete or team.

For the fall semester of 2013, a total of 8,494 student-athletes were nominated by NCHSAA member schools and qualified for this award.

In the team division, a varsity team earns Scholar-Athlete recognition by attaining a 3.1 aggregate GPA on a straight 4.0 scale for that designated semester. The school receives a certificate from the NCHSAA honoring the accomplishment and each member of the squad receives a certificate. A total of 714 varsity teams and 10,271 individual athletes from across the state achieved this distinction.

A minimum of five individuals is necessary to constitute a team, and all team members must be included in figuring the team GPA. The team achieving the highest grade point average in the state in its particular sport and submitting its application by the appropriate deadline receives a plaque commemorating that achievement.

Weddington, Wilson Hunt and Burlington Williams each had two team winners.

“We are extremely proud of the achievements of the students involved in our Scholar-Athlete program and are grateful to the North Carolina National Guard for its involvement,” said Davis Whitfield, NCHSAA commissioner. “This demonstrates that we have a large number of athletes that are playing sports and also succeeding in the classroom.”

NCHSAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE TEAM AWARD WINNERS
Fall and Winter Sports (Fall Semester 2013)

 
   Basketball, Men              Cardinal Gibbons              3.584
   Basketball, Women            North Henderson               3.813
   Cheerleading                 Wilkes Central                3.706
   Cross Country, Men           South Point                   3.596
   Cross Country, Women         Smoky Mountain                3.861
   Football                     Weddington                    3.357
   Soccer, Men                  Weddington                    3.605
   Golf, Women                  Salisbury                     3.800
   Indoor Track, Men            Williams, Walter              3.531
   Tennis, Women                Williams, Walter              3.783
   Indoor Track, Women          West Wilkes                   3.780
   Swimming and Diving, Men     Hunt                          3.634
   Swimming and Diving, Women   Hunt                          3.770
   Volleyball                   Asheboro                      3.795
   Wrestling                    NC School of Science & Math   3.504

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