Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards Program

Program Overview

The Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards are presented by the Florida High School Athletic Association.

For the 2016-17 school year, the 707 member senior high schools have been divided into nine classifications for administrative purposes based on the enrollments submitted to the FHSAA Office in October 2014, which were used to discern the classifications as they are drawn up now (as per basketball). In accordance with a Board mandate at its November 2002 meeting, Classes 2A-5A are further subdivided into public and private categories. An all-sports award will be presented in each of these 10 categories in overall, girls and boys divisions at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.

Due to a lack of eligible schools, classes 2A-4A public schools and 3A & 4A private schools will each be combined into one category for the 2016-17 school year

Point system

Points are awarded a school based on its finish in FHSAA State Series competition in each sport in the classification in which it has been assigned to compete. The top 16 places are scored. In bracket and non-bracket sports, points are awarded as follows: 20 points for the state champion, 12 points for the state runner-up, 9 points for the state semifinalists, 6 points for 5th-8th places, and 3 points for 9th-16th places. In sports where 16 or less schools qualify for the state tournament bracket, points will only be awarded to the 1st through 8th place finishers using the same scoring system. Schools get a 2-point bonus for winning a district or regional championship, and points are deducted for unsporting conduct: 0.25 points for Level 1 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 0.5 for Level 2 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 1.0 for Level 3 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 2.5 for Level 4 student-athlete ejection/unsporting conduct incident; 1.0 for Level 1 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus additional 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 1.5 for Level 2 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus additional 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 2.0 for Level 3 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus additional 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; and approximately 3.0-5.0 additional points deducted for a school or team-based violation (e.g., bench-clearing brawl, coaches takes team off the field, etc.). When two or more schools are tied for a particular place in a sport, the points allotted for those places are shared equally by the schools that are tied. In the event of a tie for the award in either the overall, girls or boys divisions at the end of the school year, the following tiebreakers will be used: (1) number of state team championships won; (2) number of state team runners-up finishes; (3) number of regional team championships won; (4) number of regional team runners-up finishes; (5) number of district team championships won; and (6) number of district team runners-up finishes.

CONTACTS

J.A. Colasanti
Membership Specialist
(352) 372-9551 x400