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.
Three girls cross country teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA; Bakersfield, Moreau Catholic and San Francisco International. The gymnastics team from Wilcox 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 - San Francisco - 4.00
Girls Cross Country – Bakersfield – Central - 4.00
Girls Cross Country – Moreau Catholic, Hayward - North Coast - 4.00
Girls Cross Country – San Francisco International - San Francisco - 4.00
Gymnastics - Wilcox, Santa Clara - Central Coast - 4.00
Boys Golf - Webb, Claremont – Southern - 3.95
Girls Tennis - Whitney, Cerritos – Southern - 3.94
Boys Swim & Dive - Centennial, Bakersfield - Central - 3.93
Boys Water Polo - Whitney, Cerritos – Southern - 3.93
Girls Water Polo - Poly Pasadena – Southern - 3.93
Girls Swim & Dive - Liberty, Bakersfield – Central - 3.92
Boys Volleyball - Whitney, Cerritos – Southern - 3.92
Boys Tennis - Hart, Newhall – Southern - 3.91
Boys Tennis - Whitney, Cerritos – Southern - 3.91
Girls Basketball - Crean Lutheran, Irvine – Southern - 3.91
Girls Golf Villa Park – Southern - 3.91
Girls Volleyball - Yeshiva (YULA), Los Angeles – Southern - 3.91
Softball - Poly Pasadena – Southern - 3.90
Girls Soccer - ABLE Charter, Stockton - Sac-Joaquin - 3.89
Girls Track & Field - Sacramento Country Day - Sac-Joaquin - 3.88
Boys Track & Field - Mission San Jose, Fremont - North Coast - 3.87
Boys Track & Field - St. Margaret’s, San Juan Capistrano – Southern - 3.87
Boys Basketball - Poly Pasadena – Southern - 3.86
Girls Wrestling - Mission San Jose, Fremont - North Coast - 3.85
Boys Soccer - Mission San Jose, Fremont - North Coast - 3.83
Boys Soccer - Priory, Portola Valley - Central Coast - 3.83
Badminton - Archbishop Mitty, San Jose - Central Coast - 3.82
Baseball - Viewpoint, Calabasas – Southern - 3.82
Girls Lacrosse - Branson, Ross - North Coast - 3.82
Girls Field Hockey - La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad - San Diego - 3.79
Boys Wrestling - Mission San Jose, Fremont - North Coast - 3.74
Traditional Competitive Cheer - Heritage Christian, Northridge – Southern - 3.68
Football - Poly Pasadena - Southern - 3.68
Boys Lacrosse - Santa Fe Christian, Solana Beach - San Diego - 3.66
Competitive Sport Cheer - Carondelet, Concord - North Coast - 3.53