Fall Varsity Teams All Earn NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Honors
To qualify as a “NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Team” the team “Average”, which is based on a minimum number of student-athletes’ grades (varying by sport), needs to be 90% or higher. Any additional students on a team, who also averaged 90.0 or higher, are considered scholar-athletes as well, but their scores do not impact the team average used for team qualification. Only “Teams” can qualify for the scholar-athlete award program; qualified individuals are not recognized by NYSPHSAA if the team does not qualify. Only varsity level teams are eligible for this distinction through NYSPHSAA.