High School Teams with Highest GPA in the State Honored
SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) today announced 33 State Academic Team Champions for the 2017-2018 school year. The CIF State Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 as a way to reward teams with the highest collective grade-point-averages, based on an unweighted 4.0 scale, in their respective sport.
CIF State Academic Team Champions will receive a banner, suitable for display in their school gym, to recognize this accomplishment. All nominees were their respective CIF Section Academic Team Champions. Section offices forwarded their winners in all sports to the state office for consideration.
The Southern Section had 12 teams represented, followed by six teams each from the Central Coast and North Coast Sections. The Central and San Diego Sections had three teams each, followed by Los Angeles City, Northern and Sac-Joaquin Sections with one team a piece.
Poly Pasadena (boys’ basketball, girls’ golf, football, and girls’ water polo) had four teams accomplish a state-high team GPA, the most from any school.
Brethren Christian girls’ cross country team accomplished a 4.00 GPA, the highest of all team GPAs for the year. Mills boy’s water polo team posted a 3.97 GPA, the highest of all boys’ teams for the year.
Below is a list of the top team GPAs in each CIF approved sport (listed by GPA):
Girls Cross Country - Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach - Southern Section 4.00
Girls Basketball - Tomales - North Coast Section 3.98
Girls Volleyball - Kings Christian, Lemoore - Central Section 3.98
Boys Water Polo - Mills, Millbrae - Central Coast Section 3.97
Girls Tennis - Oakmont, Roseville - Sac-Joaquin Section 3.96
Boys Basketball - Poly, Pasadena - Southern Section 3.94
Boys Cross Country - Harker, San Jose - Central Coast Section 3.94
Boys Cross Country - Sage Hill, Newport Coast - Southern Section 3.94
Girls Golf - Poly, Pasadena - Southern Section 3.93
Boys Tennis - Flintridge Prep, La Cañada - Southern Section 3.93
Girls Lacrosse - Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa - North Coast Section 3.92
Girls Soccer - Calvary Murrieta - Southern Section 3.92
Girls Swim & Dive - Immanuel, Reedley - Central Section 3.90
Girls Track & Field - Centennial, Bakersfield - Central Section 3.90
Boys Volleyball - Whitney, Cerritos - Southern Section 3.89
Boys Swim & Dive - Flintridge Prep, La Cañada - Southern Section 3.88
Girls Water Polo - Poly, Pasadena - Southern Section 3.88
Girls Water Polo - Torrey Pines, San Diego - San Diego Section 3.88
Baseball - Harker, San Jose - Central Coast Section 3.87
Boys Golf - Harker, San Jose - Central Coast Section 3.87
Boys Golf - Santa Ana Valley - Southern Section 3.87
Field Hockey - Torrey Pines, San Diego - San Diego Section 3.84
Football - Poly, Pasadena - Southern Section 3.83
Softball - Presentation, San Jose - Central Coast Section 3.83
Boys Track & Field - Weed - Northern Section 3.83
Trad. Competitive Cheer - Berean Christian, Walnut Creek- North Coast Section 3.82
Boys Soccer - Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa - North Coast Section 3.82
Badminton (co-ed) - Archbishop Mitty, San Jose - Central Coast Section 3.80
Gymnastics - Poway - San Diego Section 3.77
Girls Wrestling - Mission San Jose, Fremont - North Coast Section 3.77
Boys Wrestling - Peninsula, Rolling Hills Estates - Southern Section 3.74
Boys Lacrosse - Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa - North Coast Section 3.68
Competitive Sport Cheer - Belmont, Los Angeles - L.A. City Section 3.36