WIAA, Washington Army National Guard Announce 2014-15 Scholastic Cup Champions
RENTON, Wash. (Friday, June 5, 2015) – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) and Washington Army National Guard are proud to announce the 2014-15 Scholastic Cup Champions, Crosspoint Academy (1B), Northwest Christian (Colbert) (2B), King’s (1A), Sehome (2A), Mercer Island (3A) and Newport (Bellevue) (4A).
“The Scholastic Cup showcases schools that excelled in sportsmanship, academics and in competition achievement for an entire year,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said. “This award brings an entire school together as each student-participant contributed to capturing the Association’s highest honor.”
Continuing its reign atop the 1A and 3A classifications are King’s and Mercer Island. Each school secured its eighth Scholastic Cup Championship. King’s finished with 2,075 points, the all-time highest mark in any classification. The Knights bested second place Lynden Christian (1,005) by 1,070 points. They captured four State Championships and six Academic State Championships in their record-setting campaign.
The Islanders were crowned the 3A champions with a total of 1,655 points, edging out Shorewood by 180 points. Mercer Island captured four spring State Championships to secure the top spot, while Shorewood finished second for the second time in school history and earned its fourth top five finish.
The Newport (Bellevue) Knights won their third-straight Cup after tallying 1,755 points, a new record in the 4A classification. The Knights claimed the Boys Swimming State Championship in the winter and the Girls Tennis State Championship in the spring and added five academic State Titles. Lewis and Clark High School of Spokane trailed the Knights with 1,275 points, the highest finish in school history.
Sehome ended the year with 1,400 points eclipsing Ellensburg’s 1,245 and Pullman’s 1,240. The Mariners swept the Cross Country State Titles and secured the top spot in girls tennis to regain the Scholastic Cup for the fourth time and garner the school’s fifth top five finish.
Northwest Christian (Colbert) and St. George’s had one of the closest finishes in the 2B classification, but it was the Crusaders who narrowly passed the Dragons, 1,315-1,310 to claim their second Cup with four Academic State Championships.
The Crosspoint Academy Warriors won their first Scholastic Cup with a mark of 1,155. The Warriors’ score is the second highest in the 1B classification. Evergreen Lutheran came in second place with 875 points for the schools seventh runner-up finish. Crosspoint had seven Academic State Championships and a Girls Soccer State Championship to cap the school year.
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The yearlong competition recognizes the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications based on academic, athletic and sportsmanship excellence. Points are awarded in each of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships and Academic State Championships.
In an ongoing effort to promote sportsmanship, the Association incorporated a component that gives schools 25 points for no more than one student or coach ejection. Schools lose points on a progressive basis for a second, third or fourth varsity player or coach ejection, and are disqualified from the Scholastic Cup if a fifth ejection is received.
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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.