FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards Winners Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – With baseball finishing as the last FHSAA state championship event of the year this past week, the race for the 2016-2017 FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards has come to a close.

South Florida dominated the overall standings in the larger classes, with Vero Beach winning Class 9A (123.5), St. Thomas Aquinas capturing the 8A title (230.5), Fort Myers being crowned the 7A champs (119.8) and American Heritage Plantation bringing home the 6A crown (159.8).

North Florida swept nearly all overall standings in the smaller classes, with Bolles Jacksonville capturing the 5A Private title (218.8) and South Walton (58.5) edging out Madison County (56.5) in the 1A category.

Tallahassee alone contributed to North Florida's dominance, with Florida High winning Class 5A Public (68.3),  FAMU Tallahassee being crowned the 4A/3A/2A Public champs and Maclay bringing home the 4A/3A Private crown.

Miami Christian (45.0) won the 2A Private crown over Aucilla Christian (Monticello) thanks to its state championship in boys basketball.

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 and a restructuring prior to the 2011-12 school year with the addition of the rural classification, Classes 2A-5A are further subdivided into public and private categories. Due to a lack of eligible schools for this year, classes 2A-4A Public and classes 3A & 4A private schools were each combined into one category. An All Sports award will be presented for each of these 10 categories in overall, girls and boys divisions at the conclusion of the 2016-17 school year.

Points are awarded to 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 all sports with team scores, points are awarded as follows: 20 for the state champion, 12 for the state runner-up, 9 for the state semifinalists, 6 for 5-8th places, and 3 for 9-16th 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 addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 1.5 for Level 2 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 0.5 points deducted for each $50 amount above initial fine; 2.0 for Level 3 coach ejection/unsporting conduct incident, plus addition 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, coach takes team off the field, etc.).

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.

The completed standings break-down as follows:

OVERALL:

(Full Standings)

9A
8A
7A
6A
5A Private
5A Public
4A/3A Private
4A/3A/2A Public
2A Private
1A 

GIRLS

(Full Standings)

9A 
8A 
7A 
6A 
5A Private
5A Public 
4A/3A Private 
4A/3A/2A Public 
2A Private 
1A 

BOYS 

(Full Standings)

9A 
8A 
7A 
6A 
5A Private
5A Public 
4A/3A Private 
4A/3A/2A Public 
2A Private 
1A 




Contact:


J.A. Colasanti
FHSAA Membership Specialist 

(352) 372-9551 ext. 400
jcolasanti [at] fhsaa [dot] org