CIF ANNOUNCES 2014-15 ACADEMIC TEAM CHAMPIONS
High School Teams With Highest GPA in the State Honored
SACRAMENTO — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) today announced 29 state academic team champions for the 2014-2015 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 14 teams represented, followed by four teams for the Central Coast and San Francisco Sections. The North Coast Section and San Diego Sections had three teams respectively, followed by the Central Section, Northern Section with one team each.
San Francisco International (girls cross country, girls wrestling, girls track & field and co-ed badminton) had three teams accomplish a state-high in team GPA, the most from any school. Additionally, five schools had two teams with state-high GPAs including Flintridge Prep (softball and football), Mission San Jose (boys soccer and boys water polo), Pilibos (girls volleyball and girls basketball), St. Ignatius (boys and girls lacrosse) and Webb (girls tennis and girls golf).
San Francisco International girls’ cross country and track & field teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA, the highest of all team GPAs for the year. Gretchen A. Whitney boys’ track & field was the best boys GPA with a 3.94.
Below is a list of the top team GPAs in each CIF approved sport (listed by GPA):
|Girls Cross Country||San Francisco International||San Francisco||4.00|
|Girls Track & Field||San Francisco International||San Francisco||4.00|
|Girls Golf||The Webb, Claremont||Southern||3.97|
|Girls Wrestling||San Francisco International||San Francisco||3.97|
|Girls Swim & Dive||Liberty, Bakersfield||Central||3.95|
|Girls Basketball||Alex Pilibos Armenian, Los Angeles||Southern||3.94|
|Boys Track & Field||Gretchen A. Whitney, Cerritos||Southern||3.94|
|Girls Water Polo||Santa Barbara||Southern||3.93|
|Girls Soccer||Castilleja, Palo Alto||Central Coast||3.92|
|Girls Tennis||The Webb, Claremont||Southern||3.91|
|Boys Cross Country||Eastside Christian, Fullerton||Southern||3.90|
|Girls Volleyball||Alex Pilibos Armenian, Los Angeles||Southern||3.90|
|Girls Lacrosse||St. Ignatius, San Francisco||Central Coast||3.89|
|Boys Golf||Ocean View, Huntington Beach||Southern||3.87|
|Badminton (co-ed)||George Washington, San Francisco||San Francisco||3.85|
|Boys Soccer||Mission San Jose, Fremont||North Coast||3.85|
|Boys Basketball||Calvin Christian, Escondido||San Diego||3.80|
|Boys Water Polo||Mission San Jose, Fremont||North Coast||3.80|
|Softball||Flintridge Sacred Heart, La Cañada Flintridge||Southern||3.79|
|Boys Swim & Dive||Cardinal Newman, Santa Rosa||North Coast||3.79|
|Boys Volleyball||Calvary Chapel Christian, Murrieta||Southern||3.79|
|Field Hockey||Valley Center||San Diego||3.71|
|Football||Flintridge Prep, La Cañada Flintridge||Southern||3.68|
|Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach||San Diego|
|Gymnastics||Mountain View||Central Coast||3.61|
|Boys Lacrosse||St. Ignatius, San Francisco||Central Coast||3.60|
|Girls Skiing||Enterprise, Redding||Northern||3.52|