Wolverine girls soccer program earns NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Team Award

Polk County’s girls soccer program earned a North Carolina High School Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Team Award after posting the highest grade-point average of any team in the state.

The award is based on the 2017 spring season.

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 Association’s largest voluntary program. This year the NCHSAA awarded more than 20,000 certificates for the fall and winter sports seasons alone and recognized 949 fall or winter sports teams, which is the largest number of teams ever submitted for a single semester in the history of the program.

The NCHSAA presented a plaque and a cash award to the top team in each sport, based on unweighted team GPA, at the recent Annual Meeting. The Association also provides a cash award to second and third-place teams. The cash awards are $250 for a first-place team, $150 for second and $100 for third.

Spring 2017 Scholar Athlete Team Awards
WOMEN’ S SOCCER
Polk County – 3.872
Page – 3.824
East Wilkes – 3.781

BASEBALL
Wilkes Central – 3.68
Kings Mountain – 3.596
North Wilkes – 3.54

MEN’S GOLF
Chatham Charter – 3.73
Tuscola – 3.62
Broughton – 3.583

MEN’S LACROSSE
Weddington – 3.472
North Davidson – 3.391
Broughton – 3.334

WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Weddington – 3.771
R.J. Reynolds – 3.747
Broughton – 3.672

MEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK
Carolina International School – 3.750
Weddington – 3.555
NC School of Science & Math – 3.53

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR TRACK
Weddington – 3.7553
Tuscola – 3.718
NC School of Science & Math – 3.70

SOFTBALL
North Wilkes – 3.79
Crest – 3.72
North Iredell & Piedmont Community Charter – 3.70

MEN’S TENNIS
Kings Mountain – 3.913
Carrboro – 3.85
Crest & Union Pines – 3.77

Fall 2017 Scholar Athlete Team Awards
CHEERLEADING
Heide Trask – 3.889
Eastern Alamance – 3.850
Alexander Central – 3.82

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Hickory – 3.877
Roxboro Community School – 3.854
T.C. Roberson – 3.84

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Smoky Mountain – 3.939
Southwestern Randolph – 3.929
Weddington – 3.911

FIELD HOCKEY
Carrboro – 3.579
Reagan – 3.514
Page – 3.506

FOOTBALL
Weddington – 3.498
Highland Tech – 3.379
Cardinal Gibbons – 3.343

WOMEN’S GOLF
Topsail – 3.930
Watauga – 3.92
South Granville & Southern Alamance – 3.900

MEN’S SOCCER
Weddington – 3.699
NC School of Science & Math – 3.68
Goldsboro – 3.59

WOMEN’S TENNIS
Smoky Mountain – 3.881
Ashe County – 3.871
Crest 3.86

VOLLEYBALL
Ayden Grifton – 3.99
Crest – 3.9
Richmond – 3.86

Winter 2017 Scholar Athlete Team Awards
MEN’S BASKETBALL

Tuscola – 3.725
NC School of Science & Math – 3.64
Mountain Heritage – 3.624

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Piedmont Community Charter – 3.93
Roxboro Community School – 3.853
Carson – 3.841

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK
Hickory – 3.858
Weddington – 3.647
NC School of Science & Math – 3.63

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK
Northern Nash – 3.964
Hickory – 3.900
Central Academy – 3.86

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Crest – 3.79
Smoky Mountain – 3.768
Tuscola – 3.753

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING
Orange – 3.84
Richmond – 3.83
T.C. Roberson – 3.82

WRESTLING
N.C. School of Science & Math – 3.65
Weddington – 3.585
T.W. Andrews – 3.5