NYSPHSAA announces Winter 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams

Five S.S. Seward students and 112 Warwick students also named individual Winter Scholar-Athletes

LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is proud to announce its winter 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals.

This winter, NYSPHSAA recognized 2,336 Scholar-Athlete teams and 31,072 individuals. The figures represent a 13.73 percent (282 more teams) and 5.15 percent (1,521 individuals) increase compared to the number of honorees for the winter 2017 season.

To be recognized as a Scholar-Athlete team, 75 percent of a team’s roster is required when computing a team’s average GPA, which must be 90.0 or greater.

Student-athletes with a 90.0 or greater GPA are still recognized as Scholar-Athlete recipients even if their team did not qualify for the Scholar-Athlete team award.

“Research continues to provide evidence that student-athletes perform better in the classroom when compared to their non-participating classmates. The NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete program brings attention to the benefit and impact interscholastic sports participation has upon students,” said Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA executive director. “We are very proud of this program and all of the students who excel in the classroom.”

Here are the those local teams and programs:

Winter 2018 Scholar-Athlete teamsWarwick Valley High School

Boys Indoor Track/Field

Boys Skiing

Boys Swimming/Diving

Competitive Cheerleading

Girls Basketball

Girls Indoor Track/Field

Girls Skiing

Winter 2018 Scholar-Athletes IndividualsS.S. Seward Institute

Boys Basketball 2

Competitive Cheerleading 5

Girls Basketball 3

Warwick Valley High School

Boys Basketball 3

Boys Indoor Track/Field 24

Boys Skiing 7

Boys Swimming/Diving 15

Competitive Cheerleading 9

Girls Basketball 11

Girls Indoor Track/Field 38

Girls Skiing 10

Wrestling 5

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