The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) proudly announces the WIAA/Washington Army National Guard 2012-13 Scholastic Cup champions.
The Scholastic Cup is the WIAA’s most prestigious annual school award. The year-long competition is designed to determine the top school in each of the six WIAA classifications. The award recognizes the top interscholastic programs that display excellence in academics, sportsmanship and athletic performances throughout the school year.
Capturing its sixth 2B and seventh overall Scholastic Cup Championship is Bear Creek (1420). The Grizzlies took home a State Championship in girls soccer and girls golf. Bear Creek’s three Academic State Championships assisted in its fifth-straight Cup.
King’s (1530) and Mercer Island (1825) secured its sixth-straight titles. King’s earned the top 1A spot with six Academic State Championships, while the 3A champions, Mercer Island, took home a girls swimming and both boys and girls tennis State Championships. In addition, the Islanders tacked on five Academic State Championships. Mercer Island’s point total of 1825 is the third highest total all-time for all classifications.
Earning its first 4A Scholastic Cup Championship and second overall is Newport (Bellevue) (1505). The Knights topped the school year with six Academic State Titles and State Championships in girls swimming and boys tennis. The Knights also finished third in gymnastics and boys swimming. The Knight’s 1505 mark is a 4A record eclipsing Capital’s 2003-04 total of 1445.
Claiming its first Scholastic Cup honors were Tumwater (1485) and Colton (885). The Thunderbirds narrowly edged out Capital by ten points for the top 2A award. Tumwater collected four Academic State Championships and were State runner-ups in volleyball, football, girls swimming, boys track and field, and baseball. The Colton Wildcats capped off their impressive year with State Championships in girls basketball and softball. The 1B powerhouse also earned two Academic State Championships.
The Scholastic Cup is awarded to the schools that compile the highest Scholastic Cup points based on their participation and finish at the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires State Championships. The top eight schools in each of the WIAA Academic State Championship categories and classifications also receive Scholastic Cup points.
In an ongoing effort to promote sportsmanship, the Association incorporates a sportsmanship component into the Scholastic Cup award. Schools receive Scholastic Cup points for displaying outstanding sportsmanship throughout the school year. Schools with no more than one student or coach ejection in all varsity sports for the school year receive 25 Scholastic Cup points. Schools lose points on a progressive basis for the second, third and fourth varsity player or coach ejection throughout the year. Schools with five or more ejections are disqualified from the Scholastic Cup competition. All sportsmanship points are added or deducted after the conclusion of the WIAA/Dairy Farmers of Washington/Les Schwab Tires Spring State Championships.
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