SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) today announced 35 State Academic Team Champions for the 2018-2019 school year. The CIF State Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 as a way to reward teams with the highest collective grade-point-averages, based on an unweighted 4.0 scale, in their respective sport.
CIF State Academic Team Champions will receive a banner, suitable for display in their school gym, to recognize this accomplishment. All nominees were their respective CIF Section Academic Team Champions. Section offices forwarded their winners in all sports to the state office for consideration.
The Southern Section had 16 teams represented, followed by seven teams from the North Coast Section. The Central Coast and Central Sections had three teams each, followed by Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, and San Francisco Sections with two teams apiece.
Mission San Jose (NCS), Poly Pasadena (SS) and Whitney (SS), each had four teams accomplish a state-high team GPA. Pasadena Poly also was tops in three of the five sports that are primarily covered by CalHiSports.com — Football, Boys Basketball, Softball.
Three girls cross country teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA; Bakersfield, Moreau Catholic of Hayward and San Francisco International. The gymnastics team from Wilcox of Santa Clara also achieved a 4.00 GPA, along with the boys’ cross country team from San Francisco International.
Below is a list of the top team GPAs in each CIF approved sport (listed by GPA):
Boys Cross Country San Francisco International 4.00
Girls Cross Country (tie) Bakersfield 4.00 & Moreau Catholic of Hayward 4.00 & San Francisco International 4.00
Gymnastics Wilcox of Santa Clara 4.00
Boys Golf Webb of Claremont 3.95
Girls Tennis Whitney of Cerritos 3.94
Boys Swim & Dive Centennial of Bakersfield 3.93
Boys Water Polo Whitney of Cerritos Southern 3.93
Girls Water Polo Poly of Pasadena 3.93
Girls Swim & Dive Liberty of Bakersfield 3.92
Boys Volleyball Whitney of Cerritos 3.92
Boys Tennis Hart of Newhall 3.91 & Whitney of Cerritos 3.91
Girls Basketball Crean Lutheran of Irvine 3.91
Girls Golf Villa Park 3.91
Girls Volleyball Yeshiva (YULA) of Los Angeles 3.91
Softball Poly of Pasadena 3.90
Girls Soccer ABLE Charter of Stockton 3.89
Girls Track & Field Sacramento Country Day 3.88
Boys Track & Field Mission San Jose of Fremont 3.87 & St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano Southern 3.87
Boys Basketball Poly of Pasadena 3.86
Girls Wrestling Mission San Jose of Fremont 3.85
Boys Soccer Mission San Jose of Fremont 3.83 & Woodside Priory of Portola Valley 3.83
Badminton Archbishop Mitty of San Jose 3.82
Baseball Viewpoint of Calabasas 3.82
Girls Lacrosse Branson of Ross 3.82
Girls Field Hockey La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad 3.79
Boys Wrestling Mission San Jose of Fremont 3.74
Trad. Competitive Cheer Heritage Christian of Northridge 3.68
Football Poly of Pasadena 3.68
Boys Lacrosse Santa Fe Christian of Solana Beach 3.66
Competitive Sport Cheer Carondelet of Concord 3.53