WIAA Announces Winter Team Academic State Champions
RENTON, Wash (February 27, 2015) – The Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires and Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) are excited to announce the 2015 Winter Team Academic State Champions for cheerleading, forensics, orchestra, choir, band, girls bowling, gymnastics, boys swimming and diving, boys and girls wrestling, boys and girls basketball and dance/drill.
To view a list of Academic State Champions CLICK HERE.
The award program was created not only to recognize and reward teams that maintained the highest GPA in their sport and classification, but also to acknowledge the teams with GPAs over 3.0. If a team averages a 3.0-3.49 GPA they qualify for the Distinguished Team Award, while a team with a GPA between 3.50-4.00 receives the Outstanding Team Award.
Schools that win the Academic State Championship also receive points toward their pursuit of the WIAA/National Guard Scholastic Cup, the most prestigious WIAA award given to each school with the best finish in their respective classifications based on athletic competition, academic performance and sportsmanship.
Academic State Champion Teams will be invited to attend the State Championship of their sport where they will be honored.
The WIAA is a membership organization of over 800 schools from every corner of the state. Member schools set the structure, rules and regulations for five different activities and sixteen athletics programs at the high school and middle/junior high school level. WIAA staff helps interpret and oversee rule-making decisions and policies, assists member schools with questions and provides accessible and responsive assistance to help athletic and activities programs run smoothly. Learn more about the WIAA at www.wiaa.com.