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):



Sport                                   School Section 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 Tennis                       Hemet                                                          Southern                  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

Baseball                            Poly, Pasadena                                            Southern                  3.76

Boys Wrestling                  Atascadero                                                   Southern                  3.73

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