CHAPEL HILL —The NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Click It or Ticket” initiative and provides certificates of recognition to individual students as well as teams that meet the qualification standards. For individuals to qualify, they must have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher during the semester under consideration, and for a team to qualify for recognition they must have a combined unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher during their semester of competition.
The Scholar Athlete Program is the associations largest voluntary program. This year the NCHSAA awarded over 20,000 certificates for the and recognized 890 qualifying teams across the state.
The NCHSAA will present a plaque and a cash award to the top team in each sport, based on unweighted team GPA. The Association also provides a cash award to second and third place teams. The cash awards are $250 for a first-place finishing team, $150 for second and $100 for third.
Below are the top three teams in each sport for this award season (Spring 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019-2020):
Men’s Cross Country
Women’s Cross Country
Men’s Indoor Track
Women’s Indoor Track
Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
Women’s Outdoor Track & Field
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Women’s Swimming & Diving