SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) today announced 29 State Academic Team Champions for the 2016-2017 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 eight teams represented, followed by six teams from the North Coast Section. The Central, Central Coast and San Diego Sections had five teams each.
Cardinal Newman of Santa Rosa (girls’ golf, girls’ cross country, boys’ lacrosse and girls’ lacrosse) had four teams accomplish a state-high team GPA, the most from any school.
Cardinal Newman girls’ cross country and golf teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA, the highest of all team GPAs for the year. Salinas boy’s golf team posted a 3.95 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/Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa/ North Coast/4.00
Girls Golf/Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa/North Coast/4.00
Boys Golf/Salinas/Central Coast/3.95
Girls Swim & Dive/ Liberty, Bakersfield/Central/3.95
Girls Field Hockey/Serra, San Diego/San Diego/3.94
Girls Track & Field/Whitney, Cerritos/Southern/3.94
Girls Lacrosse/Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa/North Coast/3.92
Girls Tennis/Clovis North/Central/3.92
Boys Tennis/Crossroads, Santa Monica/Southern/3.92
Boys Cross Country/Kelseyville/North Coast/3.90
Girls Soccer/Yosemite, Oakhurst/ Central/3.90
Girls Volleyball/Yosemite, Oakhurst/Central/3.90
Girls Basketball/Pilibos, Los Angeles/Southern/3.89
Boys Water Polo/Harker, San Jose/Central Coast/3.87
Girls Water Polo/Torrey Pines, San Diego/San Diego/3.86
Girls Wrestling/La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad/San Diego/3.86
Boys Volleyball/Poly, Pasadena/Southern/3.85
Boys Basketball/Providence, Santa Barbara/Southern/3.82
Boys Track & Field/Mount Madonna, Watsonville/Central Coast/3.82
Boys Soccer/Mission San Jose, Fremont/North Coast/3.80
Badminton (co-ed)/Archbishop Mitty, San Jose/Central Coast 3.78
Baseball/ Crossroads, Santa Monica/Southern/3.77
Tri-City Christian, Vista/San Diego/3.77
Boys Swim & Dive/Saddleback Valley Christian, SJC/Southern/3.77
Boys Lacrosse/Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa/North Coast/3.68
Boys Wrestling/Canyon Crest, San Diego/San Diego/3.65
Gymnastics/Mountain View/Central Coast/3.45