State High School Athletic Association announces fall Scholar-Athlete teams

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has recognized 3,373 Scholar-Athlete teams and 46,480 individuals who participated in varsity programs this fall.

The figures represent a 14.65 percent (431 more teams) and 9.27 percent (3,945 individuals) increase compared to Fall 2016 in honoring teams and individuals who attain a 90.0 GPA or greater.

Starting in 2016, the NYSPHSAA adjusted its criteria to recognize individuals with a 90.0 GPA or greater whose athletic team did not qualify as a Scholar-Athlete team. Furthermore, the criteria was adjusted to allow for “small” teams to be recognized and 75 person of a team’s roster be considered when determining a team’s average GPA.

Here’s a breakdown of local schools, their teams and the number of athletes on each Scholar-Athlete team:

John S. Burke Catholic High School • Boys Cross Country 7

• Boys Soccer 15

• Football 16

• Girls Cross Country 11

• Girls Soccer 9

• Girls Swimming and Diving 5

• Girls Tennis 12

• Girls Volleyball 5

George F. Baker High School • Girls Volleyball 9

Monroe-Woodbury High School • Boys Cross Country 42

• Boys Soccer 17

• Football 23

• Girls Cross Country 39

• Girls Soccer 17

• Girls Swimming and Diving 34

• Girls Tennis 18

• Girls Volleyball 10

Warwick Valley High School • Boys Cross Country 24

• Boys Soccer 16

• Football 17

• Girls Cross Country 37

• Girls Soccer 24

• Girls Swimming and Diving 32

• Girls Tennis 11

• Girls Volleyball 9

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