Academic Team Champion Program Guidelines

  1. The team must have committed to participate in FHSAA state series competition in its nominating sport and honored that commitment by participating in the district tournament or meet.
  2. The team must have at least a 3.0 cumulative grade point average on an unweighted 4.0 scale (A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1).
  3. All team members listed on its varsity roster must be considered in compiling its cumulative team GPA.
  4. The following minimum number of team members has been adopted for individual sports: bowling = 5; cross country = 5; golf = 4; swimming & diving = 9; tennis = 5; track & field = 14; weightlifting = 6; wrestling = 8.
  5. All classes for which high school credit has been awarded or could have been awarded must be considered for determining the cumulative team GPA.
  6. Boys and girls teams must be separate (e.g, boys soccer and girls soccer).
  7. To figure the cumulative team GPA, a school will take the grades of each student-athlete and figure them the same way the individual’s GPA is determined (i.e., point values for the grades are totaled and divided by the total number of credits earned).
  8. GPAs must be rounded off to the nearest thousandth (e.g., 3.214).
    Example
    Name Grade In School Unweighted
    GPA
    Number of Credits Earned Sum Totals

    John Doe

    12

    3.738

    24.5

    91.581

    Sam Smith

    10

    3.310

    10.5

    34.755

    Eric Reynolds

    11

    3.536

    17.5

    61.880

    Sal Jones

    11

    2.897

    17.5

    50.698

    Ben Gellar

    9

    3.750

    3.5

    13.125

    TOTALS

     

     

    73.5

    252.039

    CUMULATIVE TEAM GPA = Sum Totals divided by the Number of Credits Earned

    CUMULATIVE TEAM GPA (do not submit if less than 3.0) 3.429
  9. Ties for first place will be broken on the basis of total number of team members having a 4.0 GPA, 3.75-3.99 GPA, 3.5-3.74 GPA, 3.25-3.49 GPA and 3.0-3.24 GPA.  Each level will be considered in descending order until the tie is broken.
  10. Only student-athletes’ GPAs may be used.  Team managers, statisticians or student trainers must not be included when computing the team GPA.
  11. Fall teams use the previous spring semester cumulative unweighted GPA.  Winter and spring teams use the first semester cumulative unweighted GPA.
  12. Email the completed nomination form to atc [at] fhsaa [dot] org.
  13. Call the Communications Department at (352) 372-9551 ext. 170 if you have any questions.

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