SACRAMENTO, CA — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) last week announced 35 State Academic Team Champions for the 2018-2019 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 16 teams represented, followed by seven teams from the North Coast Section. The Central Coast and Central Sections had three teams each, followed by Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, and San Francisco Sections with two teams apiece.
Mission San Jose (NCS), Poly Pasadena (SS) and Whitney (SS), each had four teams accomplish a state-high team GPA.
Three girls cross country teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA; Bakersfield, Moreau Catholic and San Francisco International. The gymnastics team from Wilcox also achieved a 4.00 GPA, along with the boys’ cross country team from San Francisco International.
Below is a list of the top team GPAs in each CIF approved sport (listed by GPA):
Boys Cross Country/San Francisco International/San Francisco/4.0
Girls Cross Country/Bakersfield/Central/4.0
Girls Cross Country/Moreau Catholic-Hayward/North Coast/4.0
Girls Cross Country/San Francisco International/San Francisco/4.0
Gymnastics/Wilcox-Santa Clara/Central Coast/4.0
Girls Tennis/Whitney Cerritos/Southern/3.94
Boys Swim and Dive/Centennial-Bakersfield/Central/3.93
Boys Water Polo/Whitney-Cerritos/Southern/3.93
Girls Water Polo/Poly-Pasadena/Southern/3.93
Girls Swim and Dive/Liberty-Bakersfield/Central/3.92
Boys Volleyball/Whitney Cerritos/Southern/3.92
Girls Basketball/Crean Lutheran-Irvine/Southern/3.91
Girls Golf/Villa Park/Southern/3.91
Girls Volleyball/Yeshiva (YULA)-Los Angeles/Southern/3.91
Girls Soccer/ABLE Charter-Stockton/Sac-Joaquin/3.89
Girls Track and Field/Sacramento Country Day/Sac-Joaquin/3.88
Boys Track and Field/Mission San Jose-Fremont/North Coast/3.87
Boys Track and Field/St. Margaret's-San Juan Capistrano/Southen/3.87
Girls Wrestling/Mission San Jose-Fremont/North Coast/3.85
Boys Soccer/Mission San Jose/North Coast/3.83
Boys Soccer/Woodside Priory-Portola Valley/Central Coast/3.83
Badmitton/Archbishop Mitty-San Jose/Central Coast/3.82
Girls Lacrosse/Branson-Ross/North Coast/3.82
Girls Field Hockey/La Costa Canyon-Carlsbad/San Diego/3.79
Boys Wrestling/Mission San Jose-Fremont/North Coast/3.74
Traditional Competitive Cheer/Heritage Christian-Northgate/Southern/3.68
Boys Lacrosse/Santa Fe Cghristian-Solana Beach/San Diego/3.66
Competitive Sport Cheer/Carondelet-Concord/North Coast/3.53