FHSAA Latest Headlines https://www.fhsaa.org/rss en Three former FHSAA Student Athletes selected in First Round of the 2018 NBA Draft https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0622 <p><strong>Gainesville, Fla. (June 22, 2018)</strong> &ndash; The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced today that three former Florida high school student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft on June 21.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are so proud to see three of our former FHSAA student-athletes selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft,&rdquo; said FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn.&nbsp;&ldquo;The state of Florida has always had fantastic basketball talent and we are excited for these former FHSAA student-athletes as they embark on their professional basketball careers in the NBA.&rdquo;</p> <p>The following former FHSAA student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2018 NBA Draft:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p><strong>Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Draft Pick</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Team</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>High School</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Hometown</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Kevin Knox</p> </td> <td> <p>9</p> </td> <td> <p>New York Knicks</p> </td> <td> <p>Tampa Catholic</p> </td> <td> <p>Tampa</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Grayson Allen</p> </td> <td> <p>21</p> </td> <td> <p>Utah Jazz</p> </td> <td> <p>Providence School</p> </td> <td> <p>Jacksonville</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Anfernee Simons</p> </td> <td> <p>24</p> </td> <td> <p>Portland Trailblazers</p> </td> <td> <p>IMG Academy</p> </td> <td> <p>Altamonte Springs</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the FHSAA:</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. For more information visit www.fhsaa.org and follow the FHSAA on social media: @fhsaa (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:12:00 +0000 jcolasanti 38668 at https://www.fhsaa.org Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards Winners Announced https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0619 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>As another year of impressive competition comes to a close, the results have been determined for the 2017-2018 FHSAA Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards.</p> <p>Jupiter High School took first place in Class 9A (116.5). State titles in cheerleading, baseball and boys lacrosse contributed to this win.</p> <p>Class 8A and Class 7A resulted in clean sweeps from St. Thomas Aquinas (183.5) and Doral Academy (136.8), respectively. The South Florida schools dominated all three categories of the award: overall, girls and boys.</p> <p>Class 6A was won by American Heritage Plantation (211.5) for their seventh year in a row. They won state titles in multiple sports, contributing to a clean sweep in Class 6A, winning every category of the award.</p> <p>The Bolles School of Jacksonville swept the competition for the Class 5A Private overall title (198.3) as well as the boys and girls overall titles. They made appearances at the state series for swimming, cross-country and soccer. The Class 5A Public title was claimed by Coral Springs Charter (79.3), the state champions of small division non-tumbling cheerleading and softball.</p> <p>In the Class 4A/3A Private category, The Benjamin School reigned supreme with a score of 99, edging out Providence School of Jacksonville by just a few points.</p> <p>P.K. Yonge of Gainesville was the leading scorer for all three categories of the award (overall, boys and girls), dominating Class 4A/3A/2A Public (53.0).</p> <p>Miami Christian takes the title for Class 2A Private schools (49.8) for their second year in a row. The boys basketball and baseball teams secured state championships for their school.</p> <p>Blountstown High School outscored Madison County to bring home the win in Class 1A (72.5).</p> <p><em>For the 2017-18 school year, the 705 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). </em></p> <p><em>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 &amp; 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 2017-18 school year.</em></p> <p><em>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.&nbsp;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.&nbsp;</em></p> <p><em>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.). </em></p> <p><em>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.</em></p> <p><strong>The completed standings break-down as follows:</strong></p> <h4><strong>OVERALL: </strong></h4> <p><strong>(<a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/2017-18_overall.pdf" target="_blank">Full Standings</a>)<br /> <br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/9A.pdf" target="_blank">9A</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/8A.pdf" target="_blank">8A</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/7A.pdf" target="_blank">7A</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/6A.pdf" target="_blank">6A</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/5A%20Private.pdf" target="_blank">5A Private</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/5A%20Public.pdf" target="_blank">5A Public</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/4A-3A%20Private.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A Private</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/4A-3A-2A%20Public.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A/2A Public</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/2A%20Private.pdf" target="_blank">2A Private</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/overall/1A.pdf" target="_blank">1A&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <h4><strong><span>GIRLS </span></strong></h4> <p><strong><span>(</span><a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/2017-18_girls.pdf" target="_blank">Full Standings</a><span>)</span></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/9A%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">9A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/8A_girls.pdf" target="_blank">8A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/7A%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">7A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/6A%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">6A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/5A%20Private%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">5A Private</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/5A%20Public%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">5A Public&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/4A-3A%20Private%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A Private&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/4A-3A-2A%20Public%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A/2A Public&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/2A%20Private%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">2A Private&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/girls/1A%20girls.pdf" target="_blank">1A&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <h4><strong><span>BOYS&nbsp;</span></strong></h4> <p><strong>(<a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/2017-18_boys.pdf" target="_blank">Full Standings</a>)</strong></p> <p><strong><a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/9A%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">9A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/8A%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">8A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/7A%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">7A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/6A%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">6A&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/5A%20Private%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">5A Private</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/5A%20Public%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">5A Public&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/4A-3A%20Private%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A Private&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/4A-3A-2A%20Public%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">4A/3A/2A Public&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/2A%20Private%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">2A Private&nbsp;</a><br /> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/allsports/2017-18/boys/1A%20boys.pdf" target="_blank">1A&nbsp;</a></strong></p> <p><br /> <strong>

Contact:
</strong></p> <p>J.A. Colasanti<br /> FHSAA Membership Specialist&nbsp;<br /> 
(352) 372-9551 ext. 400<br /> <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">jcolasanti</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span></p> Baseball Basketball - Boys Lacrosse - Boys Soccer - Boys Track & Field Volleyball - Boys Weightlifting - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Lacrosse - Girls Soccer - Girls Volleyball - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Cross Country Flag Football Football Golf Lacrosse (All) Soccer (All) Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (All) Volleyball (All) Water Polo Weightlifting (All) Wrestling Athletic Services Media, Communications, & Marketing Special Programs Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:06:00 +0000 jcolasanti 38196 at https://www.fhsaa.org 2018-19 FHSAA Planning Calendar is now available https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0618 <p>The 2018-19 Planning Calendar is now available. Please see the document below to access the calendar in a PDF format. <u><strong>For 2018-19 and all future years, the FHSAA will not be producing a hard copy of the calendar</strong></u>. The only copy of the calendar will be found in electronic format, either below, or via the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/rules">Rules &amp; Publications</a>&nbsp;page of FHSAA.org.</p> <p>Should you choose to print this calendar on your own, instructions are available below on how to properly print the document in a booklet form, which can be inserted into any folder or three ring binder for an easier view.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/06/18/node-38186/full_calendar_1.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=1865402" class="application-pdf" title="full_calendar.pdf">2018-19 FHSAA Planning Calendar (1.78 MB)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2017/07/18/node-33017/calendar_printing_instructions.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=320611" class="application-pdf" title="calendar_printing_instructions.pdf">Calendar Printing Instructions (313 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Athletic Services Eligibility & Compliance Governance Media, Communications, & Marketing Membership Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:00:00 +0000 jcolasanti 38186 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA announces 12 schools receiving 2018 Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0613 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla</strong>.&nbsp;<strong>(6/13/18)</strong>&nbsp;&ndash; The Florida High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the recipients of this year&rsquo;s Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award. Recognizing member schools that promote sportsmanship both on and off the field, the award is given to schools whose athletic teams demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship during the 2017-2018 regular season as well as FHSAA State Series competition. This year, 10 high schools and two middle schools received the prestigious award.</p> <p>&ldquo;One of our goals as an Association is to promote and reward outstanding sportsmanship,&quot; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &quot;This mission statement goes far beyond the confines of competition; it reaches into everyday life and will assist our student-athletes as they develop into productive citizens in communities around the state. We are thrilled to award these schools who exemplify not only sportsmanship, but teamwork and citizenship as well.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p>The award, presented annually since 1991, is named in honor of FHSAA Commissioner Emeritus Fred E. Rozelle.</p> <p>The overall classification recipient is presented to one school in each classification whose total sports program best exemplifies the qualities of sportsmanship as demonstrated by its coaches, players and spectators. Awards are also given to a runner up within each classification. Criteria for selection of the winners includes programs and activities implemented within the school and community to promote sportsmanship; the number and type of exceptional sportsmanship reports; and the source of the nomination.</p> <p>Classification runner-ups receive $500 and a commemorative plaque, with the classification winner taking home $2,500 and a plaque.&nbsp;</p> <p>The schools receiving the FHSAA/Fred E. Rozelle Sportsmanship Award for outstanding sportsmanship for the 2017-2018 school year are:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="0"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p><strong>CLASS</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>FIRST PLACE</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>RUNNER-UP</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>1A</p> </td> <td> <p>Cedar Key</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>2A</p> </td> <td> <p>Lakeside Christian (Clearwater)</p> </td> <td> <p>Aucilla Christian (Monticello)</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>3A</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>4A</p> </td> <td> <p>Northside Christian (St. Petersburg)</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>5A</p> </td> <td> <p>Community School (Naples)</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>6A</p> </td> <td> <p>Ridgeview (Orange Park)</p> </td> <td> <p>Dunedin</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>7A</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>8A</p> </td> <td> <p>Wharton (Tampa)</p> </td> <td> <p>N/A</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>9A</p> </td> <td> <p>Colonial (Orlando)</p> </td> <td> <p>Hialeah Gardens</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Middle</p> </td> <td> <p>Yulee</p> </td> <td> <p>Roulhac Middle (Chipley)</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Baseball Basketball - Boys Lacrosse - Boys Soccer - Boys Track & Field Volleyball - Boys Weightlifting - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Lacrosse - Girls Soccer - Girls Track & Field - Adapted Volleyball - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Cross Country Flag Football Football Golf Lacrosse (All) Soccer (All) Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (All) Volleyball (All) Water Polo Weightlifting (All) Wrestling Special Programs Sportsmanship Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:03:33 +0000 dhogle 38110 at https://www.fhsaa.org Blake Barclay and Katie Morello Named Ronald N. Davis Scholar-Athlete of the Year https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0611 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. -</strong>&nbsp;At the 24th Annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Banquet, Blake Barclay and Katie Morello were named the 2018 FHSAA Ronald N. Davis Male and Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year. In addition to these award winners, the rest of the 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team were honored at the event.</p> <p>Morello and Barclay both maintained impressive 4.0 GPAs while participating in multiple sports. They each performed extensive amounts of community service and were recognized for many athletic and academic awards.</p> <p>&ldquo;The hardworking men and women of Florida&rsquo;s dairy industry are honored to recognize the significant accomplishments of Katie and Blake,&rdquo; Florida Dairy Farmers CEO Michele Cooper said. &ldquo;They&rsquo;ve demonstrated a work ethic and drive that is second to none and we&rsquo;re proud to help them take the next step toward their amazing futures.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong><u>Male-Scholar Athlete of the Year: Blake Barclay</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Blake Barclay, Gulf Breeze &ndash; </strong>The salutatorian of Gulf Breeze High School, Barclay earned the Cross Country Academic Award for his team&rsquo;s best GPA for three consecutive years. During his senior year of tennis, he was successful as the singles and doubles district champion and named team MVP. He started a charity fundraiser that has raised $90,000 for the Ronald McDonald House and was awarded Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida. He plans on studying economics and religion at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.</p> <p><strong><u>Female-Scholar Athlete of the Year: Katie Morello</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Katie Morello, Alonso (Tampa) &ndash;</strong> Katie is finishing at the top of her class with a 4.0 unweighted GPA. She will be attending the University of Florida in Gainesville to study nutritional sciences. She was captain of both her varsity volleyball team and flag football team, leading her flag football team to victory as 2A Florida High School Flag Football State Champions. She is a National Advanced Placement Scholar, the highest achievement a student can receive from their Advanced Placement exam scores. &nbsp;Drum major for her high school&rsquo;s marching band, Katie was named to the Hillsborough County All-State Band two years in a row.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong><u>About the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team</u></strong></p> <p>Twelve male and female student-athletes from across Florida were honored for their exemplary achievements at the banquet. The recognition of the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team is part of the organization&rsquo;s ongoing mission of building leaders through teamwork, sportsmanship and citizenship. These athletes exemplify all of the values the FHSAA upholds.</p> <p>The group will be awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships. Each of the 24 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team members will receive a $1,700 scholarship from the FHSAA, with Barclay and Morello receiving an additional $4,600 for a total of a $6,300 scholarship.</p> <p>To be eligible for selection to the Academic All-State Team, a student-athlete must be a graduating senior, have a cumulative unweighted GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have earned a varsity letter in at least two different sports during each of his or her junior and senior years. Members were selected based on academic record, athletic participation, non-athletic activities, community service and an essay. The members distinguished themselves from 146 qualified nominees attending 700-plus FHSAA member high schools.</p> <p>The FHSAA is the governing body for high school athletics in Florida, but its mission goes far beyond athletics. To the FHSAA, a student-athlete is most importantly a student first. The Academic All-State Awards Banquet embodies the organization&rsquo;s commitment to recognizing student-athletes who have shown outstanding dedication not only to athletic excellence but also to academic achievement and service to the community.</p> <p><strong><u>2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Female Academic All-State Team</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Danielle Corbin, Episcopal (Jacksonville) -</strong> Danielle Corbin plans to continue her successful academic career at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where she will be majoring in architecture. She is a four-year, two-sport athlete in which she has advanced to the state championships in tennis and cross country. Danielle has shown her leadership skills as captain of both her tennis and cross country teams. A member of the National Art Honor Society, Danielle has won her school&rsquo;s Homecoming T-shirt Design Contest multiple times. She has proven to be dedicated to her community as she organized the first Catholic Charities Used Book Drive at her school.</p> <p><strong>Reedy Davenport, Bartram Trail (St. Johns) -</strong> Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Reedy will be continuing her studies at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers where she plans to study health science. As a member of the top 3% of her class, Reedy received the Star Award from Bartram Trail High School. As a four-year basketball and softball player, she has earned All-Conference team honors in both sports. For softball, Reedy was named the St. Augustine Record Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. Outside of athletics, she was a member of the Athletic Leadership Council and the National Honor Society.</p> <p><strong>Anne Gracy, Marathon &ndash;</strong> Anne Gracy plans to attend The University of Florida in Gainesville where she will study political science. As a two-sport athlete, Anne received the Sportsmanship of the Year awards for both soccer and cross country. She is member of Marathon High School&rsquo;s marching and symphonic bands where she plays the alto saxophone. Anne has received a superior rating at Solo and Ensemble every year since her sophomore year. Anne is a Great Educational Moment (GEM) award recipient for the coordination of a school and community-wide shoe drive that was successful in collecting 500 pairs of shoes and raising funds that were donated to the local animal shelter.</p> <p><strong>Caroline Hanson, Bozeman (Panama City) - </strong>Caroline Hanson will be graduating Bozeman High School as her class valedictorian. She will move on to attend Florida State University to study international affairs. Throughout high school, Caroline has played basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer while earning various awards throughout each sport such as Coach&rsquo;s Award, All County Team Player, Best GPA and many others. She has showcased her leadership skills by serving as president of her school&rsquo;s student government program and class president during her sophomore and junior years of high school.</p> <p><strong>Abygayle Rausch, Auburndale &ndash; </strong>Abygayle will continue her academics studying computer science and computer engineering at the prestigious United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She received varsity letters in track &amp; field, swimming, cross country, and weightlifting. Abygayle has qualified for the Florida High School Track and Field State Championships and AAU Junior Olympics for her success in discus. She&rsquo;s the 2017-2018 ROTC Cadet Commanding Officer and has participated on the NJROTC Drill Team for three years. She has completed over 1,400 hours of community service through her volunteer efforts with Kids Quest, Teen Extreme and Sea Hounds.</p> <p><strong>Hannah Schneidewind, Niceville -</strong> While earning an unweighted 4.0 GPA, Hannah Schneidewind ranks second in her class of 499 students. Hannah will study mechanical engineering at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. Hannah was a member of Niceville High School&rsquo;s state champion cross country team and 4x800m relay team. She was recognized as a state winner for Wendy&rsquo;s High School Heisman. She is a member of Humanities Club, Key Club, Outdoors Club and serves as editor of her yearbook.</p> <p><strong>Abigail Serda, South Florida HEAT &ndash; </strong>Abigail Serda, an Advanced Placement Scholar, plans to major in biomathematics and pre-medicine at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She actively participates in Mu Alpha Theta and Mu Eta Sigma. Abigail&rsquo;s high school athletic career has been a success as she made it to state finals in cross country and track &amp; field, while also leading her teams as captain. She has earned over 300 hours of community service by working with Broward Health Medical Center, The Friendship Circle and Church by the Sea. Abigail has also served the student-athletes of Florida through her membership on the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.</p> <p><strong>Anna Tovkach, Eastside (Gainesville) &ndash;</strong> Anna Tovkach is the top of her class of 297 students and earned a National Merit Scholar Finalist position. She will attend the United States Military Academy at West Point in New York. She consistently qualified for states in track &amp; field and cross country. As an ambassador of the International Baccalaureate Program, she served as a representative at local middle schools where she offered advice to students about high school. Anna has completed nearly 500 hours of community service by volunteering with Camp Crystal Lake, Florida Museum of Natural History, and Holy Faith Catholic Church.</p> <p><strong>Brooke Waters, Union County (Lake Butler) &ndash;</strong> Brooke will attend the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida to study nursing after finishing a successful high school career. There, she will study nursing. She is ranked third in her class out of 134 students. She was named to the 2017 First Team All-State Team for softball and 2017 Second Team All-State for volleyball. &nbsp;Brooke showed her leadership abilities by serving as class president for three years. She volunteers her time at local elementary schools and National Beta Club events.</p> <p><strong>Jamya Wiley, Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce) &ndash; </strong>In addition to a perfect 4.0 GPA, Jamya has made the Dean&rsquo;s List every semester at Indian River State College and the Principal&rsquo;s Honor Roll every quarter at Lincoln Park Academy. Throughout high school, she participated in cross country and track &amp; field where she served as the team captain. With plans to be a biology major in college, Jamya is involved in the Medical Club which provides information and support to students who aspire to have careers in the medical field. She will attend Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in the fall on a pre-medicine track.</p> <p><strong>Erin Wright, Winter Park &ndash; </strong>An International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, Erin Wright plans to study neuroscience and behavioral psychology at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She has served as the team captain for her water polo, weightlifting, and swim teams. She has represented her high school at the state leadership conference while being part of the Hugh O&rsquo;Brien Youth Leadership Program. She has earned over 500 hours of community service volunteering with South Street Mission, One Heart for Women and Children, Carolina Cross Connections and through service and leadership training programs.</p> <p><strong><u>2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Male Academic All-State Team</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Ethan Fields, Oviedo &ndash;</strong> Ethan Fields ranks second in his class of over 600 students at Oviedo High School. Ethan earned varsity letters in cross country and track and field throughout his high school career.&nbsp; The team captain was a member of the 2017 4A Florida High School Cross State Championship team.&nbsp; Ethan plans to take his talents to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he plans to study government, politics and contemporary music while participating in the dual degree program at Berklee College of Music.</p> <p><strong>Jack Garcia, All Saints Academy (Winter Haven) &ndash; </strong>On the pre-medicine track, Jack Garcia will attend Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana this fall. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a four-time winner at the Florida State Spanish Conference. Jack is a four-sport athlete having competed in basketball, lacrosse, football, and golf throughout high school. He has earned various awards across these sports, including MVP for football and basketball, in addition to many others. He is a member of Honor Council, Harvard Model Congress, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.&nbsp; Jack gives back to his community through his volunteer efforts with Teen Court, VISTE, and Uth Mpact, where he served as treasurer for the past two years.</p> <p><strong>Alec Gordon, North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek) &ndash;</strong> Alec Gordon was accepted into the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He ran both cross country and track all four years of high school, earning the Ironman Award from North Broward Prep. He was a National Merit Commended Scholar and an AP Scholar with Honors. He represented his cross country and track &amp; field teams through his position on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board. He has organized three extremely successful fundraisers totaling in over $75 thousand for St. Baldrick&rsquo;s Foundation funding childhood cancer research.</p> <p><strong>Ty Hands, Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach) &ndash; </strong>Ty Hands maintained position as the top ranked student of his class throughout all four years of high school. He has been in the Medical Academy for four years, interning with the Walgreens Pharmacy Program and will be attending Florida State University as a pre-medicine student. He will be a walk-on to the basketball team at Florida State. Ty has been a two-sport athlete throughout all four years of high school, achieving 1000+ points in basketball and breaking the high jump record in track &amp; field at the Panther Relay Invitational. He showed his drive for education and experience by initiating a student athletic trainer position by assisting his school&rsquo;s athletic trainer at games.</p> <p><strong>Matthew Kuczajda, Winter Park &ndash; </strong>Matthew Kuczajda will attend the United State Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he plans to study aerospace engineering. A member of the varsity cross country and track &amp; field team, Matthew was named to the 2017 All-Metro Cross Country Team and placed fifth in the 4x800m relay at the 2017 Florida High School Track and Field State Championships. He also received the Scholar-Athlete Award from his school. In addition to his sports achievements, Matthew was in marching and concert band for all four years, recognized as All-County Trumpet and Most Outstanding Veteran Marcher, to name just a few of his awards. Matthew served his community as well and was recognized with the Boys State Outstanding Citizen Citation.</p> <p><strong>Alejandro Michel, Freedom (Tampa) &ndash;</strong> Alejandro Michel plans to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee to major in statistics and computer science. In addition to being named salutatorian of Freedom High School, Alejandro will also graduate from high school with his Associate&rsquo;s Degree from Hillsborough Community College. Participating in varsity cross country and track &amp; field for all four years, Alejandro has earned the Most Valuable Athlete Award twice and holds the school record for the 5K. A member of Mu Alpha Theta, Alejandro placed third in the Calculus division during the Math Bowl. Outside of school, he tutors student in math and volunteers at the Florida Hospital in Tampa.</p> <p><strong>Trey Schaneville, Viera (Melbourne) &ndash; </strong>Trey Schaneville received the Distinguished Panther Academic Award from his future college, Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, where he plans to study business and sports management. Throughout his four years, Trey has lettered in basketball and football, where he has been recognized for his talents through multiple awards, such as the Viera High School winner for Wendy&rsquo;s National Heisman Award. Trey is also the all-time leading scorer in both basketball and football for his school. As one of only four select students, Trey represents his school at the Cape Coast Conference Leadership Council.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Sweeney, Maclay (Tallahassee) &ndash; </strong>An upcoming pre-medicine student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Daniel Sweeney is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He has earned varsity letters in soccer, track, cross country, and football throughout his high school career. He has been a part of the FACA All-State Soccer Team, the FACA All-State Soccer Academic Team and earned the Coach&rsquo;s Award in both soccer and cross country. He is a four year representative for student government and two year member of the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.</p> <p><strong>Elijah Suh, Rocky Bayou Christian (Niceville) &ndash; </strong>With plans to attend Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts to study pre-medicine, Elijah carries an unweighted 4.0 GPA and is an National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He earned varsity letters in cross country, soccer, and track &amp; field. While leading his teams as captain, Elijah won the 2017 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. His leadership abilities have been recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution who have granted him with the Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship.</p> <p><strong>Patrick Wendell, Fletcher (Neptune Beach) &ndash;</strong> This fall, Patrick Wendell will begin studying construction management at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Patrick is a three-sport athlete participating in soccer, football and lacrosse. He was named to the 2017 and 2018 All-Conference Soccer Team and played in the 2018 4A Florida High School Soccer State Championships. Throughout high school, he was involved in the AICE Club, National Honor Society, History Honor Society, and Interact Service Club. He has made an impact on his community by volunteering with BEAM and Stop Hunger Now.</p> <p><strong>Cavan Wilson, Coral Gables &ndash;</strong> Cavan will begin his college career at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida to study engineering after graduating with an unweighted GPA of 4.0. The 2017 Sunshine State Scholar has competed in cross country, swimming, and track and field all four years of high school. Cavan is a state medalist in cross country and track and currently holds school records for the 5k and 3200m race.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s been involved with his school&rsquo;s online publication, CavsConnect, since his freshmen year where he has served as the sports editor and co-editor-in-chief. He&rsquo;s also involved in National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>###</strong></p> <p><strong>About Florida Dairy Farmers</strong></p> <p>Florida Dairy Farmers (FDF) is Florida&rsquo;s milk promotion organization, representing more than 100 dairy farming families who work every day to provide a steady supply of wholesome milk. FDF&rsquo;s sponsorship of the Academic All-State Team compliments the organization&rsquo;s long history of supporting Florida&rsquo;s student athletes. In its 25th year of sponsoring the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program, FDF also honors the state&rsquo;s top athletes and coaches in all FHSAA sanctioned sports.</p> <p><strong>About the FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2018 21:58:00 +0000 kyleniblett 38084 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA seeks host for the 2019, 2020, and 2021 Baseball State Championship https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0607 <p>The FHSAA is currently seeking a host for the Florida High School Baseball State Championships for the 2019, &nbsp;2020, and 2021 seasons. All interested parties must fill out the information below and return it to the FHSAA office by Thursday, July 12 at 5 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact William Adams at <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">wadams</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/06/07/node-38030/baseball_rfp_2019-21_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=528552" class="application-pdf" title="baseball_rfp_2019-21.pdf">2019-2021 Baseball RFP (516 KB)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2015/08/19/node-22058/proposal_checklist.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=278220" class="application-pdf" title="proposal_checklist.pdf">Proposal Checklist (272 KB)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2015/08/19/node-22058/proposal_coversheet.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=115493" class="application-pdf" title="proposal_coversheet.pdf">Proposal Coversheet (113 KB)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2015/08/19/node-22058/proposal_key_contacts_directory.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=124656" class="application-pdf" title="proposal_key_contacts_directory.pdf">Proposal Key Contacts Directory (122 KB)</a></div> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/06/07/node-38030/rfp_budget_-_baseball_2019-21.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=290525" class="application-pdf" title="rfp_budget_-_baseball_2019-21.pdf">Preliminary Budget (284 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Baseball Athletic Services Media, Communications, & Marketing Thu, 07 Jun 2018 11:32:00 +0000 wadams 38030 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Condenses Baseball State Series Schedule https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0606 <div><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL &ndash; </strong>The Florida High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that its baseball state series would be condensed beginning in 2019. No longer will there be one week between games.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Playoff games in Class 1A-4A will now be held Tuesday and Friday, with games in 5A-9A taking place Wednesday, Saturday and Wednesday. The week saved from the state series would be applied to the preseason to give teams an extra week for arm care.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span>The 2019 Florida High School Baseball State Championships are scheduled for May 22-31. The location of the event will be determined by the FHSAA this summer following a thorough evaluation of bids received.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In other baseball news, the FHSAA Baseball Advisory Committee voted unanimously Monday to move the two-hour time limit for junior varsity games to two and a half hours for a standalone game. For doubleheaders featuring junior varsity followed by varsity, it will remain at two hours. The committee also voted to allow schools to have a throwing program at the same time as preseason conditioning.&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Both of the votes are contingent upon approval of the FHSAA Athletic Directors Advisory Committee, which will review and vet the items in early September. The latter change would be a change to current policy and would need final approval from the Board of Directors.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information regarding Florida high school baseball news, follow the Association on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td><strong>2018 (1A-4A)</strong></td> <td><strong>2019&nbsp;(1A-4A)</strong></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Wednesday, May 9 - Regional Semifinals</td> <td>Tuesday, May 14 - Regional Semifinals</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Tuesday, May 15 - Regional Finals&nbsp;</td> <td>Friday, May 17 - Regional Finals&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><strong>2018 (5A-9A)</strong></td> <td><strong>2019 (5A-9A)</strong></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Tuesday, May 8 - Regional Quarterfinals&nbsp;</td> <td>Wednesday, May 15 - Regional Quarterfinals&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Tuesday, May 15 - Regional Semifinals</p> </td> <td>Saturday, May 18 - Regional Semifinal</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Tuesday, May 22 - Regional Finals</td> <td>Tuesday, May 21 - Regional Finals</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 21:06:00 +0000 kyleniblett 38021 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Produces Nation-Best 10 First Round Selections In 2018 MLB Draft https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0605 <p><strong>Gainesville, Fla. (June 5, 2018)</strong> &ndash; The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Tuesday that 10 former Florida high school student-athletes were selected in the first round of Monday&#39;&#39;s 2018 MLB Draft, the most of any state.</p> <p>This marks the 41st consecutive year that one or more former FHSAA student-athletes have been selected in the first round of the MLB Draft and the 23rd consecutive MLB Draft (1996-Present) where an FHSAA student-athlete was drafted straight out of high school in the first round.</p> <p>&ldquo;The amount of high school baseball talent that comes out of the state of Florida was on display last night during the 2018 MLB Draft,&rdquo; said FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn.&nbsp; &ldquo;We couldn&rsquo;t be prouder of our former student-athletes and the hard work that they have put into their sport. We look forward to watching their professional journeys unfold with their respective teams.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>The following former FHSAA student-athletes were selected in the first round of the 2018 MLB Draft:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p><strong>Name</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Draft Pick</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Team</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>High School</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>Hometown</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Jonathan India</p> </td> <td> <p>5</p> </td> <td> <p>Cincinnati Reds</p> </td> <td> <p>American Heritage</p> </td> <td> <p>Delray Beach</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Carter Stewart</p> </td> <td> <p>8</p> </td> <td> <p>Atlanta Braves</p> </td> <td> <p>Eau Gallie</p> </td> <td> <p>Melbourne</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Connor Scott</p> </td> <td> <p>13</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami Marlins</p> </td> <td> <p>Plant</p> </td> <td> <p>Tampa</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Logan Gilbert</p> </td> <td> <p>14</p> </td> <td> <p>Seattle Mariners</p> </td> <td> <p>Wekiva</p> </td> <td> <p>Apopka</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Brady Singer</p> </td> <td> <p>18</p> </td> <td> <p>Kansas City Royals</p> </td> <td> <p>Eustis</p> </td> <td> <p>Eustis</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Triston Casas</p> </td> <td> <p>26</p> </td> <td> <p>Boston Red Sox</p> </td> <td> <p>American Heritage</p> </td> <td> <p>Plantation</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Mason Denaburg</p> </td> <td> <p>27</p> </td> <td> <p>Washington Nationals</p> </td> <td> <p>Merritt Island</p> </td> <td> <p>Merritt Island</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Shane McClanahan</p> </td> <td> <p>31</p> </td> <td> <p>Tampa Bay Rays</p> </td> <td> <p>Cape Coral</p> </td> <td> <p>Cape Coral</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Gunnar Hoglund</p> </td> <td> <p>36</p> </td> <td> <p>Pittsburgh Pirates</p> </td> <td> <p>Fivay</p> </td> <td> <p>Hudson</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Xavier Edwards</p> </td> <td> <p>38</p> </td> <td> <p>San Diego Padres</p> </td> <td> <p>North Broward Prep</p> </td> <td> <p>Coconut Creek</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>About the FHSAA:</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida. For more information visit www.fhsaa.org and follow the FHSAA on social media: @fhsaa (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2018 18:19:00 +0000 kyleniblett 38002 at https://www.fhsaa.org Board of Directors agenda available for June 11-12 Meeting https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0531 <p>The FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting for June 11-12, 2018, will take place at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville (1801 NW 80th Blvd.). To access the agenda: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/node/37923">click here</a>.</p> Governance Thu, 31 May 2018 15:26:57 +0000 jcolasanti 37927 at https://www.fhsaa.org Updated Softball State Championship Information https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0522 <p><span>Due to the weather forecast in Vero Beach, the 2018 Florida High School Softball State Championship schedule has been updated.&nbsp;<span class="red"><strong>Below is the schedule update for Wednesday, May 23 and Thursday, May 24 as of 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23</strong>.</span></span></p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="402"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td>DATE</td> <td>FIRST PITCH</td> <td>CLASS</td> <td>GAME</td> <td>FIELD</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>8:30 a.m.</td> <td>5A</td> <td>Coral Springs Charter @ Hardee</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>10:00 a.m.</td> <td>4A</td> <td>Westminster Christian @ Trinity Christian Academy</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>11:00 a.m.</td> <td>6A</td> <td>Land O&#39; Lakes @ Clay</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>12:30 p.m.</td> <td>6A</td> <td>American Heritage (Plantation) @ Lake Wales</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>1:30 p.m.</td> <td>7A</td> <td>Viera @ Niceville</td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>3:00 p.m.</td> <td>7A</td> <td>Pembroke Pines Charter @ Fort Myers</td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><span class="red">Wed. May 23</span></td> <td><span class="red">5:30 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">5A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Championship</span></td> <td><span class="red">9</span></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><span class="red">Wed. May 23</span></td> <td><span class="red">6:30 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">8A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Lakewood Ranch @ Oakleaf</span></td> <td><span class="red">8</span></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td>Wed. May 23</td> <td>6:30 p.m.</td> <td>8A</td> <td>Cooper City @ Hagerty</td> <td>10</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><span class="red">Wed. May 23</span></td> <td><span class="red">8:00 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">9A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Timber Creek @ West Orange</span></td> <td>9</td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><span class="red">Wed. May 23</span></td> <td><span class="red">9:00 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">9A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Coral Reef @ Western</span></td> <td>8</td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><span class="red">Thur. May 24</span></td> <td><span class="red">10:05 a.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">6A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Championship</span></td> <td><span class="red">8</span></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><span class="red">Thur. May 24</span></td> <td><span class="red">11:35 a.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">7A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Championship</span></td> <td><span class="red">9</span></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><span class="red">Thur. May 24</span></td> <td><span class="red">12:35 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">8A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Championship</span></td> <td><span class="red">8</span></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><span class="red">Thur. May 24</span></td> <td><span class="red">2:05 p.m.</span></td> <td><span class="red">9A</span></td> <td><span class="red">Championship</span></td> <td><span class="red">9</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 17:38:00 +0000 qershock 37796 at https://www.fhsaa.org Schools Missing 2018-19 Football Schedules https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0516 <p>According to the FHSAA records as of May 16, 2018, 9:00AM EST the following schools below failed to comply with Policy 4.1.3 and have yet to enter their football schedule in Home Campus:</p> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="0"> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p><strong>School</strong></p> </td> <td> <p><strong>City</strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Agape</p> </td> <td> <p>Orlando</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Beacon of Hope</p> </td> <td> <p>St. Augustine</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Belen Jesuit</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Berean Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>West Palm Beach</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Bishop Snyder</p> </td> <td> <p>Jacksonville</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Boca Raton Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>Boca Raton</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Braddock</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Central Florida Prep</p> </td> <td> <p>Gotha</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Columbus</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Coral Gables</p> </td> <td> <p>Coral Gables</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Dade Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Doral</p> </td> <td> <p>Doral</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Dr. Krop</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Duval Charter High</p> </td> <td> <p>Jacksonville</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>FAMU</p> </td> <td> <p>Tallahassee</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Ferguson</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Fort Lauderdale</p> </td> <td> <p>Fort Lauderdale</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Goleman</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Hialeah</p> </td> <td> <p>Hialeah</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Hialeah Gardens</p> </td> <td> <p>Hialeah Gardens</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Hialeah-Miami Lakes</p> </td> <td> <p>Hialeah</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Hollywood Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>Hollywood</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>International School of Broward</p> </td> <td> <p>Hollywood</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Island Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>Islamorada</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Jefferson County</p> </td> <td> <p>Monticello</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Lighthouse PCA</p> </td> <td> <p>Pensacola</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Mater Academy</p> </td> <td> <p>Hialeah Gardens</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Beach</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami Beach</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Carol City</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Central</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Christian</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Community Charter</p> </td> <td> <p>Florida City</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Coral Park</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Edison</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Jackson</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Killian</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Norland</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Northwestern</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Palmetto</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Southridge</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Miami Springs</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami Springs</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Miami Sunset</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Mourning</p> </td> <td> <p>North Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>North Miami</p> </td> <td> <p>North Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>North Miami Beach</p> </td> <td> <p>North Miami Beach</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Piper</p> </td> <td> <p>Sunrise</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Pompano Beach</p> </td> <td> <p>Pompano Beach</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Reagan</p> </td> <td> <p>Doral</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Shorecrest Prep</p> </td> <td> <p>St. Petersburg</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>South Dade</p> </td> <td> <p>Homestead</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td> <p>Southwest Miami</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td> <p>Washington (Miami)</p> </td> <td> <p>Miami</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>As a reminder:</p> <p><em>4.1.3 Submission of Schedule</em></p> <p><em>4.1.3.2 Football. Each member school must submit to the FHSAA, utilizing the official Association process as approved by the Executive Director, not later than March 31 of each year their football schedule for all home contests, at all levels (i.e. varsity, sub-varsity, etc.), including preseason/spring classics and jamborees, the following school year.</em></p> <p><em>4.1.3.2.1 Out of State Football Games. Schools that have scheduled games with out of state opponents must enter each out of state opponent&rsquo;s football schedule, utilizing the official Association process as approved by the Executive Director.</em></p> <p>If you need assistance or feel as though this list is inaccurate, please contact Shanell Young at <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">syoung</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span>.</p> Wed, 16 May 2018 15:32:00 +0000 kyleniblett 37723 at https://www.fhsaa.org Spring Athletic Season Academic Team Champions Announced; Overall Class Winners Named https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0515 <p>The Academic Team Champions for the spring of 2017-18 have been announced, and&nbsp;the final classification standings have been calculated as well. Congratulations to Spruce Creek (9A), Plant (8A), Fort Myers (7A), Archbishop McCarthy (6A), Pine Crest (5A), Miami Country Day (4A), Southwest Florida Christian (3A),&nbsp;Aucilla Christian (2A) and Holmes (1A) for being overall classifications winners!</p> <p>Each classification and overall sport winner receives a commemorative plaque. For overall classification winners, the top 10 schools in each category will receive points. Ten points will be awarded for a first place finish, nine points for second, etc. The school in each class with the highest cumulative point total for the entire school year will get a special award. Points awarded for teams in single-class sports will still count toward the overall standings.</p> <p>&bull; Spring ATC winners: <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_spring_results_0.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>&bull; Overall final class standings: <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_overall_results_final_0.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a></p> <p>For complete information regarding the Academic Team Champion award: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sports/special-programs-0" target="_blank">click here</a></p> Baseball Basketball - Boys Lacrosse - Boys Soccer - Boys Track & Field Volleyball - Boys Weightlifting - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Lacrosse - Girls Soccer - Girls Track & Field - Adapted Volleyball - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Cross Country Flag Football Football Golf Lacrosse (All) Soccer (All) Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (All) Volleyball (All) Water Polo Weightlifting (All) Wrestling Media, Communications, & Marketing Membership Special Programs Tue, 15 May 2018 16:58:00 +0000 dhogle 37699 at https://www.fhsaa.org 2018 Florida High School Softball State Championships Postponed Until Saturday https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0514-0 <p class="node-title" style="margin-top:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-left:0px; padding:0px">&nbsp;</p> <h1 class="node-title"><a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0517"><strong>UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL MAY 21</strong></a></h1> <div class="content"> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 May 2018 16:20:00 +0000 kyleniblett 37671 at https://www.fhsaa.org GoFan to offer informational Webinar this Tuesday & Wednesday for all member schools https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0514 <p>The FHSAA&#39;s official digital ticketing partner, GoFan, is a free and easy digital ticketing solution for schools.&nbsp; For your convenience, GoFan is hosting two 15-minute webinar&nbsp;overviews next&nbsp;week&nbsp;(Tuesday, May 15th&nbsp;&amp; Wednesday, May 16th) to provide our schools with details and benefits of using digital&nbsp;ticketing. GoFan can be used for athletic events,&nbsp;athletic passes, fine arts, tournaments, registration, prom and more.</p> <p><a href="https://meetme.so/FHSAAGoFan" id="LPlnk150795">Click Here to Sign Up for GoFan Webinar</a></p> <p>As the&nbsp;FHSAA&nbsp;continues to expand usage of digital ticketing at post-season events, schools are encouraged to consider implementing GoFan&#39;s free solution.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Athletic Services Eligibility & Compliance Finance & Accounting Governance Media, Communications, & Marketing Membership Special Programs Mon, 14 May 2018 15:14:03 +0000 jcolasanti 37668 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Hall of Famer Charles Fortner Passes Away https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0508 <p>Charles Fortner, a legendary softball coach who in 2008 was inducted in the Florida High School Athletic Hall of Fame, passed away on Sunday, May 6, 2018. He was 70.</p> <p>He was preceded in death by his father, Leroy Fortner. He is survived by his mother, Bernice Fortner, his wife, Silene, brother Willie Joe &#39;Dude&#39; (Diane), sisters Sue Jones (Eddie), Faye Jones (Roland), and Lisa Howze (Mike), nieces Kelli Creamer (Jason), Kristin Hamlet (Chris), Josh Fortner (Jessica), Brandi Sasser, and Clay Sasser, five great nieces and nephews, and numerous lifelong friends.</p> <p>For Fortner, coaching softball began as an unplanned career move, but developed into a lifelong passion.</p> <p>Fortner played football, baseball and basketball for Wewahitchka High School in the mid-1960s before attending Florida State University. He began his coaching career in 1974 as an assistant junior varsity basketball coach at Port St. Joe High School. In 1977, he became an assistant varsity football coach at his alma mater, and took on the head softball coaching job in 1978. With only one year off in 1990, he coached the Wewahitchka softball team until his retirement in 2007.</p> <p>Wewahitchka made the switch to fast-pitch softball along with the rest of Florida in 1994. When the Lady Gators ended the 2003 season as Class A state runner-up to Glades Day School of Belle Glade, Wewahitchka was the first public school to play in a Class A or 2A state championship game. Fortner&rsquo;s teams won 12 district titles and seven regional titles, made seven FHSAA Finals appearances, earned state runner-up status once and won a state championship in 2007. The state title marked Wewahitchka&#39;s first in any sport since 1954. Fortner&#39;s career coaching record was 542-171. He was a two-time All-Big Bend Softball Coach of the Year and was named Dairy Farmers Coach of the Year in 2005-06.</p> <p>Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 9th, from 10:00-11:00 EST at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Wewahitchka, with the service immediately following. Interment will take place at Cypress Creek Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Kinard, FL. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Lady Gator Softball Team in Coach Fortner&#39;s name. These may be sent to Wewahitchka High School, 1 Gator Circle, Wewahitchka, FL 32465.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="node-title" style="margin-top:0px; margin-right:0px; margin-left:0px; padding:0px">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 16:22:27 +0000 kyleniblett 37596 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee Nominations Forms Now Available https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0501-0 <p>The FHSAA would like to extend the opportunity for student-athletes in member schools to participate as part of the FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.&nbsp; The purpose of the committee will be to provide a voice for student-athletes within the FHSAA governance structure, in the following areas:</p> <ul> <li>Current issues facing student-athletes</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Input regarding rules and regulations</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Input on FHSAA special initiatives (e.g., sportsmanship campaign)</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Promotion of a positive image of the student-athlete.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>The 16-member statewide committee will meet once or twice annually at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville.&nbsp; Projected meeting dates are Friday October 12, 2018 and Monday March 11, 2019.&nbsp; Participation in these meetings is a mandatory requirement of the committee.&nbsp; A student&#39;s participation would involve a trip to the meeting, accompanied by a chaperone.&nbsp; Expenses (e.g., mileage, lodging, per diem) will be paid by the FHSAA.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please review the <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/saac/2016-17/saac_nomination_2018.doc">nomination form</a> and select two student-athletes (one male and one female) in your school who have an interest in serving on the committee.&nbsp; The FHSAA is interested in applicants who possess the following qualities:</p> <ul> <li>must be an active student-athlete participating in at least one FHSAA-sanctioned or recognized sport;</li> <li>must be a sophomore (rising junior) or junior (rising senior) in good academic and disciplinary standing;</li> <li>must show a commitment toward representing the interests of all student-athletes;</li> <li>must display strong character and commitment to sportsmanship and integrity; and</li> <li>must demonstrate leadership in your school.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Students who are interested in serving on the committee are encouraged to attend the Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar on August 1 at West Port High School in Ocala, Florida.&nbsp; <strong><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Ni5Z1_eHVUYmcLXLtjOro3D4pAGNV_6g-0AB6YGFJgs3sBufzmPtkruohd8-KR9YUycjbutzziPh0c_XUTioKQu-_r75knmIa0ehTzvX1eOmBe1E2HvYob6Ra5Md-8nE5GE3v-CS4qlx1M-LAjiwTKiF1RQak8Rwzr91qQVmoXCUfD83zOLKb7QB0ZZPGawSQdsl2n8EQpWOnrNuHNbjCRhyQwnQdNB7&amp;c=s82uTRwDfRGl1ECTAr0UFtQDoOSj89pvyyWtdSLsWbggETCTn3hxmQ==&amp;ch=n5Of_-GpGuAAJIDxAuOS_QvCI4qY06AaDClIioRMkpzGFT1oshDUCg==" target="_blank">Applications are available here</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>Deadline to apply for the conference is May 31.</strong></p> <p>We have slots for 11 more students for the 2018-2019 school year.&nbsp; We currently have the following representation:</p> <p><strong>Section 1</strong></p> <ul> <li>Female, Senior, Public School</li> <li><strong>We have three (3) open seats in this section. What type of nominations do we need from Section 1?</strong> <ul> <li>Male and female juniors from public, charter or private schools</li> <li>Male seniors from public, charter or private schools</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Section 2</strong></p> <ul> <li>Female, Senior, Public School</li> <li><strong>We have three (3) open seats in this section. What type of nominations do we need from Section 2?</strong> <ul> <li>Male and female juniors from public, charter or private schools</li> <li>Male seniors from public, charter or private schools</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Section 3</strong></p> <ul> <li>Male, Senior, Charter School</li> <li>Female, Senior, Public School</li> <li><strong>We have two (2) open seats in this section. What type of nominations do we need from Section 3?</strong> <ul> <li>Male and female juniors from public, charter or private schools</li> <li>Male and female seniors from private schools</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Section 4</strong></p> <ul> <li>Male, Senior, Charter School</li> <li><strong>We have three (3) open seats in this section. What type of nominations do we need from Section 4?</strong> <ul> <li>Male and female juniors from public, charter or private schools</li> <li>Female seniors from private or public schools</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Nomination forms must be typed are due no later than 5 p.m. Thursday, August 23, 2018</strong>, and may be sent via fax (352-333-2191), email <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">qershock</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span><span class="t"> (<strong><span class="spamspan"><span class="u">qershock</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span></strong>)</span></span> or mail to: Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, FHSAA, 1801 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606.</p> <p>To download the nomination form,&nbsp;<strong><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001Ni5Z1_eHVUYmcLXLtjOro3D4pAGNV_6g-0AB6YGFJgs3sBufzmPtkruohd8-KR9YFocPLXUgoZtnp0lmD2snXDXlAvpbVxJ__-tbJONKUyhXHo2zgtMtkFHAqhBaofc7mSqhKtyNk-OuIqy_JJOWUNHtvBDGFr-cwZoxbfHPYt7xzq8EywIVqM8J08vZ3RvantfEvOsUjRslOglm8i5mW9-rqQ-Bqd3_hAUFMcbl9uzNr7dVffjDHTLyutecrV9g&amp;c=s82uTRwDfRGl1ECTAr0UFtQDoOSj89pvyyWtdSLsWbggETCTn3hxmQ==&amp;ch=n5Of_-GpGuAAJIDxAuOS_QvCI4qY06AaDClIioRMkpzGFT1oshDUCg==" target="_blank">please click here</a>.</strong></p> <p>If you have any questions, please call us at (352) 372-9551 ext. 190.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Governance Tue, 01 May 2018 19:50:59 +0000 kyleniblett 37517 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA schedules emergency appeal hearing for Winter Park High School https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0501 <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span>The FHSAA Board of Directors is scheduled to hear an emergency appeal on behalf of Winter Park High School, Tuesday, May 1, 2018 via webinar. The emergency hearing is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m.&nbsp; This hearing is open to the public, all FHSAA Member Schools and/or member school representatives and all news media outlets. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span>To access the webinar, please use the following information:&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin:0in; margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span>call: <strong>888-850-4523</strong></span><br /> <span>access code: <strong>690763&nbsp;</strong></span></p> Athletic Services Governance Tue, 01 May 2018 14:29:00 +0000 jcolasanti 37509 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Board of Directors Implements Editorial Changes to Administrative Policies https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0430-0 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. -</strong>&nbsp;In its penultimate meeting of the 2017-2018 school year, the Florida High School Athletic Association&rsquo;s (FHSAA) Board of Directors approved editorial changes to many of its policies at its April 30 meeting.</p> <p>The FHSAA Board of Directors voted this morning to require all FHSAA member school head coaches and student-athletes to view the <a href="https://nfhslearn.com/courses/34000/heat-illness-prevention">NFHS online education course &ldquo;Heat Illness Prevention.</a>&rdquo;</p> <p>In an effort to maximize its top priority of student-athlete safety, the Board also voted to table the agenda item regarding FHSAA Policy 41. As part of this, the FHSAA staff will research its member schools&rsquo; best practices and resources available and present its findings to the Board at its June 11-12 meetings. This time will allow the FHSAA staff to gather information from its member schools and give the Board the opportunity to make the most informed decision possible to best benefit our student-athletes.</p> <p>With the exception of FHSAA Policy 41, all other policy changes were approved. A complete list of said changes can be found <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/April/10-97.pdf">here</a>.</p> <p>Among those changes were the following sports becoming sanctioned sports beginning July 1: girls bowling, boys bowling, competitive cheerleading, girls flag football, girls lacrosse, boys lacrosse, boys volleyball, girls water polo, boys water polo and girls weightlifting.</p> <p>In soccer news, the Board <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/April/98-99.pdf">voted to change the overtime procedure in state series competition</a> from &ldquo;Golden Goal/Sudden Victory&rdquo; to playing out two full 10-minute overtime periods. The rationale was to follow the recommendation from the rule book of the National Federation of State High School Associations. In addition, soccer will now have six classifications beginning with the 2019-20 school year. Lacrosse will also add a class beginning in the 2019-20 school year, moving up to two classes.</p> <p>Regarding the Board itself, the group unanimously voted to reappoint the following members to the Board:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/April/103-104.pdf">Mr. Douglas Dodd</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/April/100-102.pdf">Dr. Randy McDaniel</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/April/100-102.pdf">Mrs. Yvette McKinney</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:59:00 +0000 kyleniblett 37495 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Announced https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0430 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL (4/30/18)</strong> &ndash; The Florida High School Athletic Association is proud to announce the eight-member FHSAA Hall of Fame Class of 2018.</p> <p>The 28th class to be inducted, the FHSAA Hall of Fame celebrates nearly 100 years of interscholastic competition featuring some of the most accomplished student-athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and contributors from the state of Florida.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are delighted to pay tribute to these eight extraordinary individuals,&rdquo; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &ldquo;In every way imaginable, their positive contributions to our Association and the students we serve truly exemplify the finest qualities of education-based athletics.&rdquo;</p> <p>A special induction ceremony will take place at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center in Gainesville on Sunday night, September 23. Tickets to the induction ceremony are $50 each and can be purchased this summer at FHSAA.org.</p> <p>The newest class of FHSAA Hall of Fame inductees is (in alphabetical order):</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/donna-blumer">Donna Blumer</a>&nbsp;CAA</strong>, an administrator who has served as the Athletic Director at Dixie Hollins High School for nearly three decades. The first female FIAAA President chaired the FHSAA Public Liaison Advisory Committee for 15 years, while also serving on the FHSAA Athletic Director Advisory Committee and FHSAA Academic All-State Selection Committee. The 2000 FIAAA Athletic Administrator of the Year also received the NIAAA State Award of Merit in 1998.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/horace-cannady">Horace Cannady</a></strong>, a basketball and football official who has worked 2,600-plus contests the last five decades in Florida. A member of the Central Florida Officials Association Hall of Fame, Cannady was named the FHSAA Official of the Year in 2010. He has worked six Florida High School Basketball State Championship Games in his career.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/john-crumbley">John Crumbley</a></strong>, the winningest baseball coach in Hillsborough County who has won 700-plus games and four state championships. The three-time Florida Dairy Farmers&rsquo; Baseball Coach of the Year led Jesuit in Tampa to the 1997 High School National Championship in a vote by the writers at Baseball America. In 2007, Crumbley was also inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/gary-droze">Gary Droze</a>,</strong> one of the most successful track &amp; field and cross country coaches in FHSAA history. Droze has won a combined 30 cross country and track &amp; field team state championships and was runner-up an additional 16 times. Individually, he has coached his student-athletes to 57 individual and relay state championships.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/kelsi-dunne">Kelsi Dunne</a></strong>, a dominant softball pitcher who was a two-time First Team High School All-American and the 2007 EA Sports National Softball Player of the Year. The first-ever two-time Miss Softball in Florida finished with a career record of 94-14, while leading her team to the 2006 State Championship. Dunne broke the state record for strikeouts in a game (38) and season (461) and finished her prep career with 1,248 strikeouts, leading to 20 career no-hitters.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/craig-faulkner">Craig Faulkner</a></strong>, a four-time state championship coach in baseball who has won more than 400 games, including 15 20-win seasons. Starting in 2012, he helped Venice become the first FHSAA public school in 60 years to make five consecutive trips to the State Final Four. In 23 years of coaching, he has never been ejected from a game.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/mitchell-mick">Mitchell Mick</a></strong>, a contributor who founded the High School Football Game of the Week in Tampa, a legendary weekly radio broadcast that went from 1960 until the late 1990s. The Tampa native was the first to have an exclusive broadcasting contract with the FHSAA for its state championship events, including the first-ever FHSAA Football Championship Game in 1963. Mick was named ASA National Broadcaster of the Year four times.</p> <p>&bull;&nbsp;<strong><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/hall-of-fame/members/matt-morris">Matt Morris</a></strong>, a legendary coach and athletic director who has been part of more than 100 FHSAA State Championships at both The Bolles School and Nease High School. As a wrestling coach, he has led 13 student-athletes to state championships and earned more than 300 career dual-meet victories. Morris has also guided Bolles to 14 Floyd E. Lay Sunshine Cup All-Sports Awards.</p> <p><strong>About The FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca&shy;demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head&shy;quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:48:00 +0000 kyleniblett 37494 at https://www.fhsaa.org Bobby Johns and Carlos Ochoa Re-Elected to the FHSAA Board of Directors https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0423 <p>The results of the Governance Elections held April 9th &ndash; 20th &nbsp;are in.&nbsp; Bobby Johns, Athletic Director at Wewahitchka High School and Carlos Ochoa, Athletic Director at Hialeah Gardens High School were re-elected to their respective seats on the FHSAA Board of Directors.&nbsp; Also elected to the Board of Directors are newcomers Sue Tortora, Assistant Principal at Montverde Academy and Mark Schusterman, Athletic Director at Gulliver Preparatory School.&nbsp; Re-elected to seats on the Sectional Appeals committees were Pakethia McDaniel, Athletic Director at Ribault High School,</p> <p>Cheryl Shivel, Athletic Director at Astronaut High School, Rashad Woods, Athletic Director at Brandon High School and Romero, Athletic Director at Coral Gables High School.&nbsp; Numerous elections were also contested for seats on the Representative Assembly.&nbsp; A complete list of results can be found by <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/elections/admins/2018_governance_election_results.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.&nbsp; Actual election results are available upon request.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Eligibility & Compliance Governance Media, Communications, & Marketing Membership Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:55:22 +0000 jcolasanti 37369 at https://www.fhsaa.org Board of Directors agenda available for April 29-30 Meeting https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0419-0 <p>The FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting for April 29-30, 2018, will take place at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville (1801 NW 80th Blvd.). To access the agenda: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/node/37317">click here</a>.</p> Governance Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:50:05 +0000 jcolasanti 37318 at https://www.fhsaa.org Sports participation survey now ready to be filled out https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0419 <p>The 2017-18 sports participation survey is now ready to be filled out by all member schools, including middle schools. The submission is mandatory for all members. The link below will take you to the survey. Please read all the instructions <u>carefully</u> before starting on the process. <strong>It is due by Friday, May 25, 2018</strong>.&nbsp;</p> <p>&bull; <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/webform/2017-18-sports-participation-survey"><strong>Sports Participation Survey</strong></a></p> <p><span class="red">Please be aware this survey is not for the sports you are committing to for next year. Rather, this is the total number of athletes you had that played each sport at your school during this current 2017-18 school year.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>For total FHSAA participation numbers in previous school years: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/membership/participation">click here</a></p> Baseball Basketball - Boys Lacrosse - Boys Soccer - Boys Track & Field Volleyball - Boys Weightlifting - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Lacrosse - Girls Soccer - Girls Track & Field - Adapted Volleyball - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Cross Country Flag Football Football Golf Lacrosse (All) Soccer (All) Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (All) Volleyball (All) Water Polo Weightlifting (All) Wrestling Athletic Services Eligibility & Compliance Governance Media, Communications, & Marketing Membership Special Programs Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:57:00 +0000 jcolasanti 37314 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Announces 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team To Recognize Student-Athletes’ Success Both On And Off The Playing Field https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0411 <p><img alt="" src="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/media/florida_dairy_farmers.jpg" border="0" width="573" height="384" /></p> <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla.</strong> &ndash; The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced the 24 student-athletes for the 24th annual Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team, a recognition program that honors graduating seniors who excel in both athletics and academics. With this being one of the most important special recognition programs the FHSAA sponsors, a total of 12 girls and 12 boys from all over the state will be awarded a total of $50,000 in scholarships.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re happy to support a program that sheds light on student-athletes for their successes in the classroom as well as the field of play,&rdquo; says Florida Dairy Farmers CEO Michele Cooper. &ldquo;Florida&rsquo;s Dairy Farming families share their work ethic and applaud their commitment to excellence in everything they do.&rdquo;</p> <p>To be eligible for this award, students must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.5 unweighted grade point average and earned a minimum of two varsity letters in at least two different sports during their junior and senior year. The 2018 Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team selection committee received applications from 146 qualified student-athletes and evaluated them based off of athletic participation, academic record, extracurricular activities, community service, and essay.</p> <p>Each Academic All-State Team member will be recognized at a commemorative banquet on Monday, June 11 in Gainesville, Fla. Each student honored will receive a $1,700 scholarship and a commemorative medallion. Out of the 24 All-State Team members, one male and one female will be named the Ron Davis Scholar-Athletes of the Year, the FHSAA&rsquo;s most prestigious honor bestowed on any active student-athlete. The winners of this award will earn a trophy and an additional $4,600 in scholarship funds &ndash; $6,300 in total.</p> <p>The members of the 2018 FHSAA Academic All-State Team are:</p> <p><strong><u>Girls</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Danielle Corbin, Episcopal (Jacksonville) - </strong>Danielle Corbin will be attending the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana where she will be majoring in architecture. She is a two-sport athlete in which she has advanced to the state championships in tennis and cross country. Danielle has been recognized by &ldquo;In the Game&rdquo; magazine for her performance on the tennis court and academic success in the classroom. A member of the National Art Honor Society, Danielle has had to opportunity to design t-shirts for her school&rsquo;s homecoming and banners for the &ldquo;Eagle&rsquo;s Nest&rdquo; student section. She has proven to be dedicated to her community as she organized the first Catholic Charities Used Book Drive at her school.</p> <p><strong>Reedy Davenport, Bartram Trail (St. Johns)</strong> - Graduating Summa Cum Laude, Reedy will be attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers where she plans to study health science. Ranked in the top 3% of her class, Reedy received the Star Award from Bartram Trail High School. As a four-year basketball and softball player, she has earned All-Conference Team honors. For softball, Reedy was named the St. Augustine Record Player of the Year in 2016 and 2017. Outside of athletics, she is involved in various organizations at school such as National Honor Society and the Athletic Leadership Council. After college, Reedy wants to become a physical therapist.</p> <p><strong>Anne Gracy, Marathon</strong> &ndash; The University of Florida in Gainesville will be Anne Gracy&rsquo;s new home this fall where she will study political science. Anne received the Sportsmanship of the Year awards for both soccer and cross country. In her junior year, Anne was named a member of the Monroe County Girls All-County Soccer Team. She is member of Marathon High School&rsquo;s marching and symphonic bands where she plays the alto saxophone. Anne has received a superior rating at Solo and Ensemble every year since her sophomore year. Anne is a Great Educational Moment (GEM) award recipient for the coordination of a school and community-wide shoe drive that was successful in collecting 500 pairs of shoes and raising funds that were donated to the local animal shelter.</p> <p><strong>Caroline Hanson, Bozeman (Panama City) </strong>- Caroline Hanson carries an unweighted 4.0 grade point average and she is the valedictorian of Bozeman School. Throughout high school, Caroline has played basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer. She has showcased her leadership skills by serving as president of her school&rsquo;s student government program and class president during her sophomore and junior years of high school. Caroline has served her community well by volunteering regularly with the Shoreline Restoration and Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center. She plans to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville to study biological engineering and sustainability studies.</p> <p><strong>Katie Morello, Alonso (Tampa) </strong>- The valedictorian of Alonso High School, Katie Morello is a four-year volleyball and flag football player. This flag football running back is a member of the 2017 Hillsborough County Western Conference Flag Football Second Team and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State Third Team. Drum major for her high school&rsquo;s marching band, Katie was named to the Hillsborough County All-State Band two years in a row. Outside of band and athletics, she placed second at the Florida Future Business Leaders of America State Conference and has qualified for the national competition. Katie started an UNICEF chapter at her school that grew to 30 members and fundraised for the International Fund.</p> <p><strong>Abygayle Rausch, Auburndale - </strong>With hopes of becoming an engineer, Abygayle Rausch had the opportunity to attend the United States Naval Academy STEM Program and the NASA Summer Programming Program. She received varsity letters in track &amp; field, swimming, cross country, and weightlifting. Abygayle has qualified for the Florida High School Track and Field State Championships and AAU Junior Olympics for her success in discus. She&rsquo;s the 2017-2018 ROTC Cadet Commanding Officer and has participated on the NJROTC Drill Team for three years. Abygayle started the Middle School Military Leadership class that teaches skills to young leaders. She has completed over 1,400 hours of community service through her volunteer efforts with Kids Quest, Teen Extreme and Sea Hounds.</p> <p><strong>Hannah Schneidewind, Niceville </strong>- While earning an unweighted 4.0 grade point average, Hannah Schneidewind ranks second in her class of 499 students. Hannah was a member of Niceville High School&rsquo;s state champion cross country team and 4x800m relay team. She was recognized as a state winner for Wendy&rsquo;s High School Heisman. She is a member of Humanities Club, Key Club, Outdoors Club and serves as editor of her yearbook. She was the Fundraising Campaign Coordinator for the Niceville High School Track Facility Campaign where she helped raise $47,000 of $125,000. In college, Hannah plans to study mechanical engineering.</p> <p><strong>Abigail Serda, South Florida HEAT </strong>&ndash;Abigail Serda, an Advanced Placement Scholar, plans to major in applied mathematics in college. She is an active member of Mu Alpha Theta and Mu Eta Sigma.&nbsp; In addition to be team captains for cross country, soccer, and track and field, Abigail has qualified for the state finals in both cross country and track &amp; field during her high school athletic career. She has earned over 300 hours of community service by working with Broward Health Medical Center, The Friendship Circle and Church by the Sea. Abigail has also served the student-athletes of Florida through her membership on the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.</p> <p><strong>Anna Tovkach, Eastside (Gainesville) </strong>&ndash; Anna Tovkach ranks first in her class of 297 students and is a National Merit Scholar Finalist. She is a state finalist and medalist for track and field in the 400m race (2015), 4x400m relay (2016), and the 4x800m relay (2017). In cross country, she has qualified for the state championships all four years in high school. As an ambassador of the International Baccalaureate Program, she served as a representative at local middle schools where she offered advice to students about high school. Anna has completed nearly 500 hours of community service by volunteering with Camp Crystal Lake, Florida Museum of Natural History, and Holy Faith Catholic Church. She plans to study biomechanical engineering in college.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Brooke Waters, Union County (Lake Butler) </strong>- As a Bright Futures qualifier, Brooke Waters carries a 4.0 unweighted grade point average and ranks third in her class of 134 students. She was named to the 2017 First Team All-State Team for softball and 2017 Second All-State for volleyball. As class president for three years, Brooke was in charge of organizing class events and communicating between class sponsors and the overall student body at her school. She volunteers her time at local elementary schools and National Beta Club events. This fall, Brooke will attend the University of South Florida in Tampa where she will study nursing.</p> <p><strong>Jamya Wiley, Lincoln Park (Fort Pierce) </strong>&ndash; Not only does Jamya Wiley carry a 4.0 grade point average at Lincoln Park Academy, but she has also made the Dean&rsquo;s List every semester at Indian River State College. Throughout high school, she participated in cross country and track &amp; field where she served as the team captain. With plans to be a biology major in college, Jamya is involved in the Medical Club which provides information and support to students who aspire to have careers in the medical field. Over the course of two summers, she volunteered at Lawnwood Regional Medical Center in the newborn nursery, discharge office, and at the front desk of the Labor and Delivery floor.</p> <p><strong>Erin Wright, Winter Park </strong>&ndash; An International Baccalaureate Diploma Candidate and an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, Erin Wright plans to study neuroscience and behavioral psychology in college. She has served as the team captain for her water polo, weightlifting, and swim teams. Erin had the opportunity to compete at the national competition for the Olympic Developmental Southeast Region Water Polo Team. She also competed in the Junior Olympics in 2017 with her club water polo team. Erin has represented her high school at the state leadership conference while being part of the Hugh O&rsquo;Brien Youth Leadership Program. She has earned over 500 hours of community service volunteering with South Street Mission, One Heart for Women and Children, Carolina Cross Connections and through service and leadership training programs.</p> <p><strong><u>Boys</u></strong></p> <p><strong>Austin Barclay, Gulf Breeze</strong> &ndash; With an interest in politics and desire to create change, Austin Barclay plans to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts to study ethics, economics, and religion. Throughout high school, he earned varsity letters in tennis and cross country all four years of high school. Through his work with student government, he led a fundraising campaign that raised over $10,000. Austin is an active member of Mock Trial and won at the regional competition.&nbsp; In addition, Austin is the four-time regional winner in Extemporaneous Debate.&nbsp; This Ronald McDonald House Youth Volunteer of the Year has raised $90,000 and earned over 1,100 community services by volunteering for the organization.</p> <p><strong>Ethan Fields, Oviedo</strong> &ndash; Ethan Field ranks second in his senior class of over 600 students at Oviedo High School.&nbsp; His speech, &ldquo;How My Passions Impact the World,&rdquo; earned him first place and a scholarship at the Optimist International Oratorical Speech Contest. Ethan earned varsity letters in cross country and track and field throughout his high school career.&nbsp; The team captain was a member of the 2017 4A Florida High School Cross State Championship team.&nbsp; Ethan performs the National Anthem at all of his school&rsquo;s home football games. He has received superior ratings for show choir and jazz band from the Florida Bandmasters Association. Ethan plans to take his talents to Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he plans to study government, politics and contemporary music while participating in the dual degree program at Berklee College of Music.</p> <p><strong>Jack Garcia, All Saints Academy (Winter Haven)</strong> &ndash; On the pre-medicine track, Jack Garcia will attend the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana this fall. He is an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction and a four-time winner at the Florida State Spanish Conference. Jack is a four-sport athlete having competed in basketball, lacrosse, football, and golf throughout high school. He is a member of Honor Council, Harvard Model Congress, National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society.&nbsp; Jack gives back to his community through his volunteer efforts with Teen Court, VISTE, and Uth Mpact, where he served as treasurer for the past two years.</p> <p><strong>Alec Gordon, North Broward Prep (Coconut Creek)</strong> &ndash; Alec Gordon was accepted into the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He ran both cross country and track all four years of high school and served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board at his school. Alec is the managing editor at his school&rsquo;s student-run online news publication, Brainwash, and vice president of Interact Club. He organized St. Baldrick&rsquo;s Shave-a-Thon at his school where he recruited 30 people to shave their heads and raised $30,173 to find cures for childhood cancers. Alec aspires to raise $50,000 and recruit 50 people to participate this year.</p> <p><strong>Ty Hands, Palm Beach Lakes (West Palm Beach) </strong>&ndash; Ty Hands was ranked first in his class out of 530 students all four years of high school. The aspiring Florida State University pre-medicine student is EMR and CPR certified and has interned with the Walgreens Pharmacy Program for four years. Throughout high school, Ty has participated in basketball and track and field. As a basketball player, he has over 1,000 career points and helped his team reach the Florida State High School Basketball State Semifinals. Ty also set the record for the high jump at the Panther Relay Invitational. This year, Ty qualified for the Health Occupations Students of American state competition. He combined his love of sports and medicine by initiating the student athletic trainer position where he assisted his school&rsquo;s athletic trainers at football games.</p> <p><strong>Matthew Kuczajda, Winter Park</strong> &ndash; Matthew Kuczajda will attend the United State Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he plans to study aerospace engineering. A member of the varsity cross country and track and field team, Matthew was named to the 2017 All-Metro Cross Country Team and placed fifth in the 4x800m relay at the 2017 Florida High School Track and Field State Championships. He is the trumpet section leader for his school&rsquo;s marching band and principal trumpet for his school&rsquo;s wind ensemble. Matthew has earned superior ratings for his performances at Solo and Ensemble.&nbsp; With his position as Central Florida Composite Squadron Cadet Commander in the Civil Air Patrol, he led all of the cadets in the squadron while promoting their core values of integrity, respect, excellence, and volunteer service.&nbsp; Matthew gives back to his community by volunteering with Orlando Science Center and St. Luke&rsquo;s Church.</p> <p><strong>Alejandro Michel, Freedom (Tampa)</strong> &ndash; Alejandro Michel plans to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee to major in mathematics and computer science. In addition to being named valedictorian of Freedom High School, Alejandro will also graduate from high school with his Associate&rsquo;s Degree from Hillsborough Community College. Running both cross country and track &amp; field all four years of high school, Alejandro holds the school record for the 5K. A member of Mu Alpha Theta, Alejandro placed third in the Calculus division during the Math Bowl. Outside of school, he tutors student in math and volunteers at the Florida Hospital in Tampa.</p> <p><strong>Trey Schaneville, Viera (Melbourne)</strong> &ndash; Trey Schaneville received the Distinguished Panther Academic Award from his future college, Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne. He plans to study business and sports management in the fall.&nbsp; Trey is a multi-sport athlete earning varsity letters in football, basketball and track and field.&nbsp; He is the all-time leading scorer in both basketball and football at his school. He served as his high school representative for the Cape Coast Conference Leadership Council. In addition to serving as a camp counselor for youth sport camps, Trey volunteered with the Viera Suntree Little League-Challenger that provides children with physical and developmental disabilities the opportunity to participate in athletic events.</p> <p><strong>Daniel Sweeney, Maclay (Tallahassee) &ndash; </strong>An upcoming pre-medicine student at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Daniel Sweeney is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist and Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction. He has participated in soccer, track, cross country, and football throughout his high school career. During his junior year, Daniel was a member of the 1A Florida High School Soccer State Championship team. He is a four year representative for student government, two year member of the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Fiction Editor for Maclay&rsquo;s creative writing club, Notes from the Underground. Daniel has attended three mission trips to News Orleans, Louisiana and volunteered with Big Bend Habitat for Humanity and youth soccer camps.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Elijah Suh, Rocky Bayou Christian (Niceville)</strong> &ndash; With plans to attend the United State Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado to study medicine and history, Elijah carries an unweighted 4.0 grade point average and is an National Merit Scholarship Finalist. He earned varsity letters in cross country, soccer, and track and field. While serving as captains for these teams, Elijah has won the 2017 Scholar-Athlete of the Year. His leadership abilities have been recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution who have granted him with the Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship. Elijah has earned nearly 400 community service through volunteering with Covenant Care, Hurlburt Field Air Force Base and Rocky Bayou Christian School.</p> <p><strong>Patrick Wendell, Fletcher (Neptune Beach)</strong> &ndash; This fall, Patrick Wendell will begin studying construction management or finance at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He has a 3.8 unweighted grade point average and will graduate high school with an AICE Diploma. Patrick is a three-sport athlete participating in soccer, football and lacrosse. He was named to the 2017 and 2018 All-Conference Soccer Team and played in the 2018 4A Florida High School Soccer State Championships. Throughout high school, he was involved in the AICE Club, National Honor Society, History Honor Society, and Interact Service Club. He has made an impact on his community by volunteering with BEAM and Stop Hunger Now.</p> <p><strong>Cavan Wilson, Coral Gables </strong>&ndash; Cavan Wilson holds an unweighted grade point average of 4.0.&nbsp; The 2017 Sunshine State Scholar has competed in cross country, swimming, and track and field all four years of high school. Cavan is a state medalist in cross country and track and currently holds school records for the 5k and 3200m race.&nbsp; He&rsquo;s been involved with his school&rsquo;s online publication, Cavsconnect, since his freshmen year where he has served as the sports editor and co-editor-in-chief. He&rsquo;s also involved in National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.&nbsp; During his free time, Cavan tutors students in math and he coaches youth basketball and triathlon.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>###</strong></p> <p><strong>About Florida Dairy Farmers</strong></p> <p>Florida Dairy Farmers (FDF) is Florida&rsquo;s milk promotion organization, representing more than 100 dairy farming families who work every day to provide a steady supply of wholesome milk. FDF&rsquo;s sponsorship of the Academic All-State Team compliments the organization&rsquo;s long history of supporting Florida&rsquo;s student athletes. In its 25th year of sponsoring the Florida Dairy Farmers High School Sports Awards program, FDF also honors the state&rsquo;s top athletes and coaches in all FHSAA sanctioned sports.</p> <p><strong>About the FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Special Programs Wed, 11 Apr 2018 12:31:00 +0000 fhsaa_intern 37170 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Director of Eligibility Mike Colby to Retire https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0402-0 <p>After a 45 year career that included 35 years of public school education and ten years with the FHSAA, Michael Colby is set to retire in June.&nbsp; Mr. Colby served as a teacher, coach and athletic administrator at Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School for 35 years, before leaving Miami-Dade County Public Schools to join the FHSAA staff.&nbsp; Prior to joining the FHSAA, Colby served two different sets of terms on the FHSAA Athletic Directors Advisory Committee, two terms on the FHSAA Section 4 Sectional Appeals Committee, three terms on the FHSAA Representative Assembly and on the FHSAA Handbook Revision Task Force; serving as Chairperson, at some point, for each.&nbsp; For the past 10 years he has served as the Director of Eligibility for the FHSAA. &nbsp;Mike will remain in the Gainesville area after retirement.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:42:51 +0000 jcolasanti 36928 at https://www.fhsaa.org 2018 Compliance Seminar registration now open https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0402 <p><span>Registration for the 2018 Compliance Seminar is now open! &nbsp;The Compliance Seminar will be held for Section 2 in Daytona Beach and for Section 4 in Fort Lauderdale. &nbsp;Member schools in those sections are required to attend and are permitted to choose attendance at either seminar. &nbsp;The locations and dates for the compliance seminars are:</span></p> <p><span>Plaza Resort and Spa (Daytona Beach) &ndash; Wednesday, June 20</span><br /> <span>Calvary Christian Academy (Fort Lauderdale) &ndash; Tuesday, July 17</span></p> <p><span>The cost to attend is $75 per person.</span><span>&nbsp;<u><strong>Please do not attempt to prepay or pay at the seminar, schools will be invoiced after the conclusion of the seminar</strong></u>. &nbsp;To register, please use the following link: <a href="https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CompSem18" target="_blank">2018 Compliance Seminar Registration</a></span></p> <p><span>Schools can attend voluntarily, however it will not alter the rotation and required attendance for future seminars. &nbsp;For complete details regarding the compliance seminar, including hotel specials and agendas (coming at a later date), <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/membership/compliance-seminar" target="_blank">click here</a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><span>&bull;&nbsp;</span><span>Listing of schools required to attend in 2018: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/node/32254">click here</a></span></p> Baseball Basketball - Boys Lacrosse - Boys Soccer - Boys Track & Field Volleyball - Boys Weightlifting - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Lacrosse - Girls Soccer - Girls Track & Field - Adapted Volleyball - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Bowling Competitive Cheerleading Cross Country Flag Football Football Golf Lacrosse (All) Soccer (All) Softball Swimming & Diving Tennis Track & Field (All) Volleyball (All) Water Polo Weightlifting (All) Wrestling Athletic Services Eligibility & Compliance Membership Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:33:44 +0000 jcolasanti 36927 at https://www.fhsaa.org Continuing and First-Time Membership Applications Now Available https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0329 <p style="margin-left:.25in">All FHSAA member schools that have elected to renew their membership annually must complete an &ldquo;Application for Continuing Membership&rdquo; for the 2018-19 school year. <strong>All continuing Public, Charter, and University Laboratory schools must submit the <u>MB2</u> form. All returning Private Schools must fill out the <u>MB2-P</u></strong>. Each of these applications can be found below.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:40px">*<a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/node/36392">Click here to see the list of schools required to submit</a>&nbsp;this year, as they have previously selected to renew their membership annually. If your school selected the five (5) year membership option in previous years, you are not required to submit an application again until the five year period is completed.&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in">For all prospective new members of the FHSAA for the 2018-19 school year, you must fill out and submit an &ldquo;Application for First-Time Membership&rdquo;.&nbsp; <strong>Please see the MB3 form below</strong>.</p> <p style="margin-left:.25in"><span class="red">Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, April 30th. Failure to submit the application by the deadline will result in a late fee for a continuing member school and will not be accepted for any school submitting a first-time application (no exceptions). Membership dues for all continuing members will be invoiced in July.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-reference"> <div class="field-label">Reference:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/forms/general-forms/membership/mb2">MB2</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/forms/membership/mb2-p">MB2-P</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/forms/general-forms/membership/mb3">MB3</a> </div> </div> </div> Membership Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:39:32 +0000 jcolasanti 36807 at https://www.fhsaa.org Florida High School Swimming & Diving State Championships To Remain In Stuart Until 2020 https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0321 <div><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL (3/21/18) &ndash; </strong>The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) and the Treasure Coast Sports Commission have entered into a three-year agreement to keep the Florida High School Swimming and Diving State Championships at the Sailfish Splash Waterpark and Aquatics Center in Stuart. The event has been held there since 2013.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&ldquo;We are excited to return to a venue that provides so many swimmers and divers a great student-athlete experience,&rdquo; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &ldquo;The last five years in Stuart have been great for our swimming and diving state championships, and there is no doubt that the next three years will be even better.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The format of the event will still include two weekends per year with one classification competing per day. Preliminaries will begin in the morning with the finals taking place each evening.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The 2018 Florida High School Swimming and Diving State Championships take place Nov. 9-10 and Nov. 16-17. Beginning this fall, fans can purchase $9 tickets in advance via the GoFan mobile app or by clicking the GoFan link at FHSAA.org. General admission tickets will cost $12 at the gate.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The 2019 event will take place Nov. 8-9 and Nov. 15-16, while the 2020 event will occur Nov. 6-7 and Nov. 13-14.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information on the FHSAA, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>ABOUT THE FHSAA</strong></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</div> Swimming & Diving Media, Communications, & Marketing Wed, 21 Mar 2018 15:51:10 +0000 kyleniblett 36580 at https://www.fhsaa.org Choctawhatchee Crowned 2018 Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Champion https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0319 <p>&nbsp;</p> <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yRv8aAW3E-s" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. </strong>&ndash; Sometimes when competing in high school athletics, there comes a point when sport teams needs to add a little fuel to their fire. The student section provides that fuel as they cheer for their teams through the good and even the bad times. The Sunshine State Spirit Showdown competition was designed specifically for this purpose to promote sportsmanship and school spirit. On Monday, the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee announced Choctawhatchee as the winner of the fifth annual Sunshine State Spirit Showdown.</p> <p>This year, six schools submitted videos who have never participated in the contest. These video submissions were judged by the FHSAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committee on the criteria of sportsmanship, participation, school spirit, original cheers, organization of students and overall fun. Additionally, fan voting was factored into the final decision.</p> <p>&ldquo;Choctawhatchee&rsquo;s video was very unique and stood out from the rest of the videos in a way that caught all of our attention,&rdquo; FHSAA SAAC member and Marathon High School senior Esteban Sainz said. &ldquo;The mixture of the perspectives from the different students along with a very exciting overall video were key contributing factors that gave Choctawhatchee High School the victory in the 2018 Sunshine State Spirit Showdown.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Choctawhatchee will receive a commemorative plaque and a personalized banner from the FHSAA at a ceremony to recognize their student body for showcasing their school spirit.</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZT3AcYMOkuE&amp;index=10&amp;t=0s&amp;list=PLZjuFVQzKj_tY4NPCzqNKTARpn3rCj2aG">Choctawhatchee</a> along with the videos submitted by the 10 other finalists can be found on the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZjuFVQzKj_tY4NPCzqNKTARpn3rCj2aG">FHSAA&rsquo;s YouTube Channel.</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Special Programs Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:41:00 +0000 fhsaa_intern 36502 at https://www.fhsaa.org Inaugural Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar Registration Now Open https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0312 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. - </strong>Registration for the 2018 Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar is now open! The seminar will be held at West Port High School in Ocala, Florida on August 1, 2018.&nbsp; The first session will begin at 8 a.m. and the seminar will last until 2:45 p.m.</p> <p>All registration will take place through GoFan, FHSAA&rsquo;s exclusive digital ticketing provider. Schools may register their students for the seminar by clicking the following link, <a href="https://form.jotform.com/huddleinc/fhsaa-student-athlete-lead">https://form.jotform.com/huddleinc/fhsaa-student-athlete-lead</a>. Registration will be open March 12 &ndash; May 31.&nbsp; The seminar is open to the first 100 student applicants.</p> <p>The cost to attend is $30 per student-athlete which includes a shirt, lunch and a commemorative gift.&nbsp; Schools will receive an invoice from FHSAA following their registration.&nbsp; All payments will be due to the FHSAA by June 30, 2018. Please <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sports/media-communications-marketing">click here</a> for additional information.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information, follow the FHSAA on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/fhsaa/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>*TENTATIVE* SESSIONS SCHEDULED</strong></p> <p><strong><u>Keynote Addresses</u></strong></p> <p><u>Opening Keynote Address: Benefits of Sports Participation.</u>&nbsp; Discusses how sports prepares us for the life ahead. The story we write for ourselves is being written every day with every decision we make. Will we make the most of today?&nbsp;<em>Presentation led by Missy West, NFHS Hall of Famer Class of 2017</em></p> <p><u>Closing Keynote Address: Inclusion.</u>&nbsp;Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics promotes social inclusion through shared sports training and competition. How will you be champion today?<em>&nbsp;Presentation led by Sherry Wheelock, Special Olympics Florida CEO</em></p> <p><strong><u>Breakout Sessions</u></strong></p> <p><u>Digital Identity: How to Build Your Personal Brand.</u>&nbsp;With colleges and job markets using social media to gain insight on potential applicants, how can one create a positive image on social media? In this presentation, students will learn how to use social media to their advantage and create a digital identity they can be proud of.</p> <p><u>Student-Athlete Panel: FHSAA Hot Topics.</u>&nbsp;A roundtable discussion where students from across the state can learn about what&rsquo;s trending within the Florida High School Athletic Association from the point of view from FHSAA administration and members of the student advisory committee.</p> <p><u>Bringing your A-Game.</u>&nbsp;This presentation discusses how to be your best self. With a competitive environment for colleges and employment, how can you stand out amongst the crowd?</p> <p><u>Role of a Captain.</u>&nbsp;What does it mean to be a captain? What does it take to be a positive example on your team? How can you step outside of the box and be a more successful leader? This presentation will discuss ways current and future captains can have an impact on their team.</p> <p><strong>About The FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca&shy;demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head&shy;quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Mon, 12 Mar 2018 13:23:00 +0000 kyleniblett 36306 at https://www.fhsaa.org Winter 2018 Academic Team Champions Announced https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0308 <p>The Academic Team Champions for the winter of 2017-18 have been announced, as well as the current overall classification standings.&nbsp;Each classification and overall sport winner receives a commemorative plaque. For overall classification winners, the top 10 schools in each category will receive points. Ten points will be awarded for a first place finish, nine points for second, etc. The school in each class with the highest cumulative point total for the entire school year will get a special award. Points awarded for teams in single-class sports will still count toward the overall standings.</p> <p>&bull; Winter ATC winners: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_winter_results_0.pdf">click here</a></p> <p>&bull; Overall class standings after the winter: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_overall_results_1.pdf">click here</a></p> <p>For complete information regarding the Academic Team Champion award: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/academic-team-champion-awards">click here</a></p> Basketball - Boys Soccer - Boys Basketball (All) Basketball - Girls Soccer - Girls Weightlifting - Girls Competitive Cheerleading Soccer (All) Wrestling Membership Special Programs Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:34:37 +0000 dhogle 36202 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA requesting proposals for hosting the 2018 Officials Leadership Conference https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0301-0 <p>The FHSAA is currently seeking proposals to host the annual Officials Leadership Conference.&nbsp; Any individual or association interested in an opportunity to host this year&rsquo;s conference should download the document with requirements below.&nbsp;The 2018 Officials Leadership Conference will be June 8-9, 2018.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>All proposals must be submitted to the FHSAA Office by 5 p.m. EDT on Friday, April 13, 2018.</strong></p> <p>If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jeremy Hernandez, Assistant Director of Officials at <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">jhernandez</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span>.</p> <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in">&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/03/01/node-36007/2018_fhsaa_officials_leadership_conference_request_for_proposal.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=330438" class="application-pdf">2018_fhsaa_officials_leadership_conference_request_for_proposal.pdf (323 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Officials Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:15:41 +0000 jcolasanti 36007 at https://www.fhsaa.org BUY TICKETS ONLINE. Mobile tickets are available for the Regional Tournament Basketball Finals https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0301 <p>For FHSAA region finals basketball games, fans are encouraged to buy tickets online through GoFan. Mobile ticketing allows fans to use their mobile device as their game ticket, providing a faster and more convenient entry. Through GoFan, fans can easily purchase and transfer tickets via text message or email.</p> <p>9A&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://gofan.co/app/school/FHSAA/Boys-Basketball-9A" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a><br /> 8A&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://gofan.co/app/school/FHSAA/Boys-Basketball-8A" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a><br /> 7A&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://gofan.co/app/school/FHSAA/Boys-Basketball-7A" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a><br /> 6A&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://gofan.co/app/school/FHSAA/Boys-Basketball-6A" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a><br /> 5A&nbsp;-&nbsp;<a href="https://gofan.co/app/school/FHSAA/Boys-Basketball-5A" target="_blank">Buy Tickets</a></p> <p><strong>Learn how to buy tickets:</strong></p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/19hZlOSBBRE" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Learn how to access and share tickets:</strong></p> <p><iframe allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/XJLmI1zKbV0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p><strong>Be sure to pull up your tickets prior to reaching the gate on your mobile device. Do NOT redeem tickets prior to reaching the gate.</strong></p> Basketball - Boys Athletic Services Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:16:00 +0000 jcolasanti 35999 at https://www.fhsaa.org Upcoming March Section 3 appeals case available via webinar https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0228 <p>One case in Sections 3 appeals meetings will be conducted via webinar. The date and case islisted below.</p> <h3>Section 3</h3> <p><strong>March 1, 2018</strong></p> <p><u>South Fork High School (Policy 37.2.2.7) - 9:30 a.m.</u><br /> call: (562) 247-8422<br /> access code: 254-545-811</p> <p><strong><u>NOTICE:&nbsp;</u></strong><strong>The hearing time set on the agenda may change based on the availability of the next hearing.</strong></p> Governance Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:37:00 +0000 jcolasanti 35970 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA To Host First Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0222 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL (2/22/18)</strong> &ndash; The first-ever Florida Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar will take place August 1 at West Port High School in Ocala, the Florida High School Athletic Association announced Thursday. The conference is designed to further enhance leadership skills in FHSAA student-athletes who have a desire to use their platform to create positive change in their community.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are excited to host this inaugural event to benefit the future of not only our student-athletes, but the state of Florida as well,&rdquo; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &ldquo;We believe the student-athletes attending the conference will leave with a deep understanding of what it means to have an impactful influence on their peers.&rdquo;</p> <p>The keynote speakers for the one-day seminar are Special Olympics Florida CEO Sherry Wheelock and National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Famer Missy West. The event will also feature a panel of the FHSAA&rsquo;s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee discussing trending topics within the FHSAA, as well as sessions on improving your digital identity, the role of captain and presenting your best self.</p> <p>&ldquo;West Port High School is thrilled to be chosen as the venue to host the inaugural Student-Athlete Leadership Seminar,&rdquo; West Port High School Athletic Director Lyle Livengood said. &ldquo;We are looking forward to partnering with the FHSAA and welcoming leaders from all over the state.&nbsp;The tremendous support for this event by Marion County Public Schools and the Ocala community will help ensure these student-athlete leaders have an educational as well as memorable experience.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p>Registration for the conference is $30 and includes a shirt, lunch and a commemorative gift. The conference is open to the first 100 student applicants, who can sign up March 12-May 31 via the free&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GoFanHS" target="_blank">GoFan</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gofan-high-school-tickets/id1049091284?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.huddleinc.GoFan&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a>) app. GoFan is the exclusive digital ticketing provider for the FHSAA.</p> <p>For more information, follow the FHSAA on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/fhsaa/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>*TENTATIVE* SESSIONS SCHEDULED</strong></p> <p><strong><u>Keynote Addresses</u></strong></p> <p><u>Opening Keynote Address: Benefits of Sports Participation.</u>&nbsp; Discusses how sports prepares us for the life ahead. The story we write for ourselves is being written every day with every decision we make. Will we make the most of today? <em>Presentation led by Missy West, NFHS Hall of Famer Class of 2017</em></p> <p><u>Closing Keynote Address: Inclusion.</u> Team sports bring people together. Special Olympics promotes social inclusion through shared sports training and competition. How will you be champion today?<em> Presentation led by Sherry Wheelock, Special Olympics Florida CEO</em></p> <p><strong><u>Breakout Sessions</u></strong></p> <p><u>Digital Identity: How to Build Your Personal Brand.</u> With colleges and job markets using social media to gain insight on potential applicants, how can one create a positive image on social media? In this presentation, students will learn how to use social media to their advantage and create a digital identity they can be proud of.</p> <p><u>Student-Athlete Panel: FHSAA Hot Topics.</u> A roundtable discussion where students from across the state can learn about what&rsquo;s trending within the Florida High School Athletic Association from the point of view from FHSAA administration and members of the student advisory committee.</p> <p><u>Bringing your A-Game.</u> This presentation discusses how to be your best self. With a competitive environment for colleges and employment, how can you stand out amongst the crowd?</p> <p><u>Role of a Captain.</u> What does it mean to be a captain? What does it take be a positive example on your team? How can one step outside the box and be a more successful leader? This presentation will discuss ways current and future captains can have an impact on their team.</p> <p><strong>About The FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors aca&shy;demic and athletic achievement among current and former student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Head&shy;quartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:04:02 +0000 kyleniblett 35788 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Statement on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Tragedy https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0216 <div>&quot;The Florida High School Athletic Association is deeply saddened by Wednesday&rsquo;s tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Our staff is here to lend our full support to all of the impacted families, the Stoneman Douglas community and all neighboring schools. Due to this senseless act, we lost five members of the FHSAA family &ndash; Athletic Director and Head Wrestling Coach, Chris Hixon, Assistant Football Coach, Aaron Feis, Head Boys and Girls Cross Country Coach, Scott Beigel, girls soccer student-athlete, Alyssa Alhadeff and swimmer Nick Dworet. The FHSAA grieves for all 17 lives lost and continues to send positive thoughts to the survivors and those who are injured, including basketball student-athlete Maddy Wilford. Let us all come together and support the Marjory Stoneman Douglas community during this difficult time.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div>In light of the horrific tragedy, the FHSAA requests that the following script be read over the public address system at all FHSAA athletic events taking place in the next week.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;Ladies and gentlemen, please stand and remove cover. {Pause} As we stand here today, <strong><span class="red">&lt;NAME OF HOST SCHOOL&gt;</span></strong> and <strong><span class="red">&lt;NAME OF VISITING SCHOOL&gt;</span></strong>, along with the Florida High School Athletic Association and its members, together with the entire State of Florida and this great country, mourn the senseless loss of life following the horrific tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.&nbsp; At this time, let&#39;s join together in a moment of silent reflection in honor of the lives lost and all those affected.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>{20-30 second pause}</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&quot;Thank you.&nbsp; Your positive thoughts for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are appreciated.&quot;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><span>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The only official GoFundMe account for this week&#39;s tragedy can be found here:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <div><a href="https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund">https://www.gofundme.com/stonemandouglasvictimsfund</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> </div> <div>Donations raised here will be used to provide relief and financial support to the victims and families of the horrific shooting.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:08:29 +0000 kyleniblett 35636 at https://www.fhsaa.org Boca Raton High School To Host 2018 Florida High School Lacrosse and Flag Football Championships https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0214 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL. &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;Boca Raton High School will host the 2018 Florida High School Lacrosse and Flag Football State Championships, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Thursday. The championships take place May 10-12 and will be hosted by the Palm Beach County School District.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are excited to bring two of the fastest-growing sports in America to Palm Beach County,&rdquo; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &ldquo;Boca Raton was a great host for flag football from 2009-11 and I know they&rsquo;ll do a fantastic job hosting lacrosse for the first time.&rdquo;</p> <p>The girl&rsquo;s lacrosse semifinals will open up the festivities at 6 p.m. on May 10. On May 11 at 4 p.m., the boys take the field for the semifinals, followed by the girl&rsquo;s championship game at 8 p.m. The boy&rsquo;s championship game takes place between the semifinals and finals of the flag football championships the next day.</p> <p>Flag football takes the stage the morning of May 12 with a quartet of semifinal matchups, before ending the event with the 1A final at 6 p.m. and the 2A final at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p>All-day general admission tickets for both events will go on sale for $8 in advance via GoFan, the exclusive digital ticketing provider for the FHSAA. Downloadable today for both Apple and Android, the free GoFan app features the ability to buy tickets to FHSAA State Series events in advance. Tickets will be $11 (cash only) at the gate.</p> <p>For more information on the event, follow the FHSAA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong><u>Thursday &ndash; May 10, 2018</u></strong></p> <p>6:00 p.m. &ndash; Girls Lacrosse Semifinal</p> <p>8:00 p.m. &ndash; Girls Lacrosse Semifinal</p> <p><strong><u>Friday &ndash; May 11, 2018</u></strong></p> <p>4:00 p.m. &ndash; Boy Lacrosse Semifinal</p> <p>6:00 p.m. &ndash; Boys Lacrosse Semifinal</p> <p>8:00 p.m. &ndash; Girls Lacrosse Championship</p> <p><strong><u>Saturday &ndash; May 12, 2018</u></strong></p> <p>9:00 a.m. &ndash; 1A Flag Football Semifinal</p> <p>10:30 a.m. &ndash; 1A Flag Football Semifinal</p> <p>12:00 p.m. &ndash; 2A Flag Football Semifinal</p> <p>1:30 p.m. &ndash; 2A Flag Football Semifinal</p> <p>3:00 p.m. &ndash; Boys Lacrosse Championship</p> <p>6:00 p.m. - 1A Flag Football Championship</p> <p>7:30 p.m. &ndash; 2A Flag Football Championship</p> <p><strong>About the FHSAA</strong></p> <p>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-bottom:7.5pt">&nbsp;</p> Flag Football Lacrosse (All) Media, Communications, & Marketing Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:47:00 +0000 kyleniblett 35568 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Announces 11 Finalists for the Fifth Annual Sunshine State Spirit Showdown Contest https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0212 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, Fla. &ndash;</strong>&nbsp;The Florida High School Athletic Association announced the 11 finalists for the fifth-annual Sunshine State Spirit Showdown, a statewide contest to promote positive sportsmanship and to see which school has the best student section in Florida. Last year&#39;s champions, Fort Walton Beach High School, submitted <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo_s3JimH8U" target="_blank">this video</a>&nbsp;to showcase their school spirit.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s fan voting will begin Monday, Feb. 12, and conclude Thursday, March 15 at 5 p.m. The FHSAA&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/gov/saac">Student-Athlete Advisory Committee</a> will meet the day after fan voting ends and evaluate the submissions. The winner, which will be decided by social media fan votes and the FHSAA SAAC, will be announced on Monday, March 19.</p> <p>The finalist&rsquo;s videos will be featured on the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/fhsaavideos" target="_blank">FHSAA YouTube channel</a>&nbsp;and will be shared through the FHSAA&nbsp;<a href="http://facebook.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://twitter.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. Starting Feb. 12, fans will be able to access the submissions and vote on their favorite using the Survey Monkey link that will appear at the bottom of each video.</p> <p>This year&rsquo;s finalists are:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/BishopKennyHS" target="_blank">Bishop Kenny</a><u> (Jacksonville)</u></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/piratenationhs" target="_blank">Braden River</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/ChoctawHS" target="_blank">Choctawhatchee</a> (Fort Walton Beach)</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/FWBVikings" target="_blank">Fort Walton Beach</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/LHHS_Athletics" target="_blank">Lake Howell</a> (Winter Park)</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/MHSsportszone" target="_blank">Mandarin</a> (Jacksonville)</li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/MerrittIslandFB" target="_blank">Merritt Island</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/nicevillehs" target="_blank">Niceville</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/palmertrinity" target="_blank">Palmer Trinity School</a><u> (Palmetto Bay)</u></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Outofdoor" target="_blank">Out-of-Door Academy</a> (Sarasota)</li> <li><u><a href="https://twitter.com/VHSHawkAthetics?lang=en" target="_blank">Viera (Melbourne)</a></u></li> </ul> <p>Fans are encouraged to follow this year&rsquo;s competition through social media using the hashtag #FLSquad.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Special Programs Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:14:00 +0000 fhsaa_intern 35473 at https://www.fhsaa.org Registration for the 2018 FIAAA Annual State Conference is Now Open https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0131-0 <p>The FIAAA Annual State Conference will take place May 4th &ndash; 7th in Orlando at the Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside.&nbsp; Registration for the conference is now open and information about the conference can be found at <a href="http://www.fiaaa.org/conference" target="_blank">www.fiaaa.org/conference</a>.&nbsp; Those athletic directors in FHSAA Sections 2 and 4 can earn credit for the Annual FHSAA Compliance Seminar by attending the FIAAA conference.&nbsp; Make your plans now to be in Orlando for the FIAAA Annual State Conference.</p> Eligibility & Compliance Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:33:24 +0000 jcolasanti 35135 at https://www.fhsaa.org Four FHSAA BOD seats and four Section Appeals Committee seats are up for election https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0131 <p>Governance elections for 2018-19 will take place in April.&nbsp; There are four seats on the FHSAA Board of Directors, two (2) public and two (2) private, open for election.&nbsp; There are also four (4) public school seats open for election, one seat each on the four (4) Section Appeals Committees.&nbsp; Declarations of Candidacy for each of these seats, as well as twenty-eight seats on the FHSAA Representative Assembly are available <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/elections/2018%20Candidacy%20Forms.pdf" target="_blank">by clicking here</a>.&nbsp; Declarations of Candidacy for any of the governance seats are due, Thursday, February 15, 2018.&nbsp; Only the FHSAA Representative of a full member school may seek election.</p> Governance Wed, 31 Jan 2018 22:30:00 +0000 jcolasanti 35134 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Board of Directors Recap For January Meeting https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0129 <div><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL (1/29/18) &ndash; </strong>The Florida High School Athletic Association&rsquo;s Board of Directors conducted their third meeting of the 2017-18 school year Monday in Gainesville.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The Board voted unanimously to add two teams per region to the Class 1A-4A football playoffs. Beginning with the 2018 season, six teams will qualify from each region for football&#39;s 1A-4A state series. The first round will have the third seed hosting the sixth seed and the fourth seed hosting the fifth seed, with the top two seeds receiving byes.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>RECAP:</strong> <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/sports/football/archives/2017-18/2018_football_changes.pdf">2018 FHSAA Football Changes</a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>In addition, the Board also unanimously voted to <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/board/2017-18/agenda/January/12.pdf">make the golf season a 16-contest regular season</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Lastly, Board member Hershel Lyons, who serves as the Chancellor of K-12 Public Schools for the Florida Department of Education,&nbsp;<span>announced that this past year saw the <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/2018_accountability_infographic_-_closing_the_achievement_gap_flyer.pdf">highest graduation rate in 14 years for high schools in the state of Florida</a>. He also publicized an <a href="/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/bhm_contest_promo_flyer_2018.pdf">art and essay contest the FDOE is running</a> to celebrate Black History Month in February.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>For more information about the FHSAA, follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:02:00 +0000 kyleniblett 35043 at https://www.fhsaa.org Long time Winter Park AD, Michael Brown, to be Honored as Athletic Director of the Year at FIAAA Conference in May https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0125-0 <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in">The Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA) has announced they will honor Michael Brown, AD at Winter Park, as Athletic Administrator of the Year at its upmconing May conference. Please <a href="http://www.fiaaa.org/article/award-recipients-and-officers-announced" target="_blank">click here</a> to read the entire release.&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:40:09 +0000 jcolasanti 34936 at https://www.fhsaa.org Michael Colby and Cheryl Golden to be Inducted into FIAAA Hall of Fame at Conference in May https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0125 <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in">The Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (FIAAA) has announced the induction of Michael Colby and Cheryl Golden into their 2018 Hall of Fame Class. Please <a href="http://www.fiaaa.org/article/2018-hall-fame-inductees-announced" target="_blank">click here</a> to read the entire release.&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:37:00 +0000 jcolasanti 34935 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Accepting Nominations For Heart of the Arts Award https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0123 <p>The FHSAA is seeking nominations for the NFHS Heart of the Arts Award. The recipient could be any student, adult or group associated with the school&#39;s performing arts program. This award, which is similar to the Spirit of Sport Award, covers a plethora of performing arts disciplines: Music, Speech, Debate, Theatre, Visual Arts and other performing arts activities that state associations may sponsor. This award seeks to recognize those individuals who exemplify the ideals of the positive heart of the arts that represent the core mission of education-based activities. The award may be given in recognition of a specific act or for an activity of longer duration. The nomination must be for something that occurred between <strong>January 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018</strong>. Nominated individuals do not necessarily need to still be enrolled in high school at the time of the nomination. The FHSAA will then review all nominations, select the one nomination it deems worthy, sign the nomination form indicating its endorsement and approval and forward it to the NFHS. The FHSAA must submit just one nominee to the NFHS.<br /> <br /> If you have a candidate you wish to nominate, please complete and return <strong><a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001CmCK8ychvlkQ1jLHaEvH0aU9-bGIGcyZDW-Kf-aauoZynd6fJqsuE-3Ln53VHzpSv7ZYHPkQpsHJMnvbt0ZSJ8MTPB9qkTH31U-u8uQIJ-IEmLbqt9D9QD2eK3ebOgIPWCvCRQfGVP4uglzGH9w5q2VtjBWhhf1pERSK3SVhyUCSe4wetkBRIwlDVI5oX_W3vKU2n60Xwqa675RaAtY_ZNQyfnsBKBHzpBST6-KPUKIgAMY9vxuc8Bf85RMWK8KV&amp;c=lVT1JxpGoJm4NoC3cyfNiASpSQqcXdVzAlHNOmpxMenoEjny4YaY-Q==&amp;ch=w-1KtSpvN4s6xxrePYykHxMgEmb4DD2iPfYJ-zMJgJxOzivcZoceew==" target="_blank">this nomination form</a></strong> to the FHSAA <strong>no later than Monday, January 29, 2018</strong>.&nbsp; It must be submitted electronically by completing the form and e-mailing it to Kyle Niblett at <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">kniblett</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span><span class="t"> (<strong><span class="spamspan"><span class="u">kniblett</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span></strong>)</span></span>. Hard copy submissions will not be reviewed.</p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/01/23/node-34886/2018_hota_nomination_form.doc" type="application/msword; length=224768" class="application-msword">2018_hota_nomination_form.doc (220 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:02:32 +0000 kyleniblett 34886 at https://www.fhsaa.org Board of Directors agenda available for January 28-29 Meeting https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0122 <p>The FHSAA Board of Directors Meeting for January 28-29, 2018, will take place at the Robert W. Hughes FHSAA Building in Gainesville (1801 NW 80th Blvd.). To access the agenda: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/node/34876">click here</a>.</p> Governance Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:13:46 +0000 jcolasanti 34878 at https://www.fhsaa.org MUST READ: Change in Eligibility Status & Academic Performance Contract https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0116 <h1><strong>Change in Eligibility Status</strong></h1> <p>In accordance with FHSAA Bylaw 9.4.6, a student whose academic eligibility changes at the conclusion of the semester, will become eligible or ineligible on the sixth day of the next semester.</p> <p>Home Campus has provided an override of the GPA requirement for those students who met the first semester attendance exception outlined in FHSAA Bylaw 9.4.1.4 (first semester 6th and 9th graders). Due to the varying semester dates throughout the state, this override will be active until February 12, 2018. Because of this override, students will show up in your database as eligible (green), even if they have fallen below the 2.0 GPA requirement. If your semester concludes prior to this date, it is your responsibility to remove any academically ineligible students from an active roster on or before the sixth day of the new semester. On February 12, 2018 any academically ineligible student will be automatically removed from an active roster. Should you inadvertently allow an academically ineligible student to participate, please self-report the incident using the web form at the following link: <a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/webform/self-report">https://www.fhsaa.org/webform/self-report</a>.</p> <h1><strong>Academic Performance Contract</strong></h1> <p>With the conclusion of the first semester, now is the time to have any 9th grade student whose cumulative GPA has fallen below a 2.0 to complete an Academic Performance Contract (EL5). In doing so, after not participating during the semester of ineligibility, the student may potentially be permitted to participate in interscholastic athletic competition, if all terms of the contract are met.</p> <p>Please contact <span class="spamspan"><span class="u">compliance</span> [at] <span class="d">fhsaa [dot] org</span></span> if you have any questions regarding Bylaw 9.4.1.4, Bylaw 9.4.1.5 or Bylaw 9.4.6.</p> Eligibility & Compliance Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:56:31 +0000 kyleniblett 34785 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA seeking hosts for 2018 Boys Weightlifting regional tournaments https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0111 <p style="margin-top:0in; margin-right:0in; margin-bottom:7.5pt; margin-left:0in"><span>The FHSAA would like to extend the invitation to host a regional boys weightlifting meet to all member schools.&nbsp;If your school is interested in hosting a regional boys meet, the dates are:</span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><strong><span>Wednesday, Mar 21 -&nbsp; Saturday. Jan. 24, 2018</span></strong></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt"><span></span></p> <p style="margin:0in 0in 7.5pt"><span>Please complete the document attached below, including required signatures and return it to the FHSAA as soon as possible. Those applications received prior to January 25 will receive priority.</span></p> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attachment"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Attached File(s):&nbsp;</div> <div class="filefield-file"><a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/attachments/2018/01/11/node-34753/2017-18_boys_wlt_region_host_bid.doc" type="application/msword; length=104448" class="application-msword" title="2017-18_boys_wlt_region_host_bid.doc">Application to host (102 KB)</a></div> </div> </div> </div> Weightlifting - Boys Athletic Services Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:36:00 +0000 jcolasanti 34753 at https://www.fhsaa.org FHSAA Athletic Director Advisory Committee Recap For January Meeting https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0110 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL (1/10/18) &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>The Florida High School Athletic Association&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/gov/ad">Athletic Director Advisory Committee</a> conducted their <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/ad/agenda/180110.pdf">second meeting</a> of the 2017-18 school year Wednesday in Gainesville.</p> <p>The ADAC unanimously endorsed the Football Advisory Committee&rsquo;s recommendation to <a href="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTMcotdW4AAvBIy.jpg:large">add two more teams from each region to the state series for Classes 1A-4A</a>. The FHSAA Board of Directors will vote to implement this change at its Jan. 29 meeting. Should it be approved, the rule will be implemented beginning this fall with the 2018 season. The committee also voted to more clearly define the <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/gov/ad/agenda/180110.pdf">FHSAA&rsquo;s procedures for postponed and interrupted football games</a>&nbsp;(Page 37 of link). These procedures will be modified before August in order to be enforced for the 2018 season. Additionally, the ADAC endorsed the recommendation to <a href="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTMWroiWkAIBqth.jpg:large">increase points for a loss in football</a>. Starting this fall, 35 points will be awarded for losing to a Category 1 team (previously 30). The five point increase also applies for losses to Category 2 (30), 3 (25) and 4 (20) teams.</p> <p>Regarding officiating, the ADAC approved a <a href="https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DTMxGzPXcAAlUsR.jpg:large">40-second football play clock</a> pending approval by the National Federation of State High School Associations at the NFHS Football Rules Committee meeting next week in Indianapolis, Indiana. In swimming and diving, the committee agreed to allow the FHSAA to create guidelines regarding pay structure for schools to follow. Lastly, the ADAC voted to have a minimum of four officials at the state swimming &amp; diving meet.</p> <p>In cross country, the ADAC approved two action items that will next go before the Cross Country Advisory Committee this December. The first approval was to allow the use of watches with GPS capabilities during all cross country meets. The final item to be supported was awarding the top-15 placing runners at the state meet.</p> <p>The ADAC accepted the Track &amp; Field Advisory Committee&rsquo;s recommendation to add javelin to the state series in 2020. The rule change will reappear in front of the Track &amp; Field Advisory Committee this May.</p> <p>Finally, the ADAC voted to extend golf&rsquo;s regular season from 14 contests to 16 contests. The FHSAA Board of Directors will vote on this as an action item in the near future.</p> <p>For more information about the FHSAA, follow the organization on&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/fhsaa" target="_blank">Twitter</a>,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/fhsaa/" target="_blank">Instagram</a>&nbsp;and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Media, Communications, & Marketing Wed, 10 Jan 2018 21:36:01 +0000 kyleniblett 34750 at https://www.fhsaa.org Upcoming January Sections 1 & 2 appeals cases available via webinar https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2018/0108 <p>Two cases in Sections 1 &amp; 2 appeals meetings will be conducted via webinar. The dates and cases are listed below.</p> <h3>Section 1</h3> <p><strong>January 9, 2018</strong></p> <p><u>Fletcher High School (Bylaw 9.6.1) - 9:30 a.m.</u><br /> call: (562) 247-8422<br /> access code: 192-897-101</p> <h3>Section 2</h3> <p><strong>January 10, 2018</strong></p> <p><u>Orlando Christian Prep (Bylaw 9.4.7/Policy 17.1.10) - 9 a.m.</u><br /> call: (562) 247-8321<br /> access code: 282-474-621</p> <p><strong><u>NOTICE:&nbsp;</u></strong><strong>The hearing time set on the agenda may change based on the availability of the next hearing.</strong></p> Governance Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:38:07 +0000 jcolasanti 34701 at https://www.fhsaa.org Ransom Everglades School To Host 2018 Water Polo and Boys Volleyball State Championships https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2017/1212 <p><strong>GAINESVILLE, FL.</strong> &ndash; Ransom Everglades School in Miami will host the 2018 Florida High School Water Polo and Boys Volleyball State Championships, the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) announced Tuesday.&nbsp; Both on-campus events will take place May 4-5, 2018.</p> <p>&ldquo;We are excited to bring multiple sports to the same location for what is sure to be an action-packed weekend,&rdquo; FHSAA Executive Director George Tomyn said. &ldquo;Ransom Everglades has been a terrific partner for past events, and we expect this inaugural dual championship experience to provide our student-athletes, coaches and fans with memories that will last a lifetime.&rdquo;</p> <p>Since 2012, RES has hosted the water polo event. Just like this past year, the 2018 edition of the championships will feature one classification in each gender playing two semifinal matches and one championship match in a two-day, single-elimination tournament.</p> <p>After being held at Golden Gate High School in Naples the previous two years, RES will host the boys volleyball finals for the first time this spring. Just like this past May, the 2018 version of the one-classification event will feature seven matches to be played over two days. The four quarterfinal matches will take place May 4, with the semifinals and championship game being held May 5.</p> <p>Ticket information for both events will be announced soon via GoFan, the exclusive digital ticketing provider for the FHSAA. Downloadable today for both&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/gofan-high-school-tickets/id1049091284?mt=8" target="_blank">Apple</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.huddleinc.GoFan&amp;hl=en" target="_blank">Android</a>, the free&nbsp;<a href="https://twitter.com/GoFanHS" target="_blank">GoFan</a>&nbsp;app features the ability to buy tickets to FHSAA State Series events as well as enter the venue through mobile scanning.</p> <p>For more information on the event, follow the FHSAA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat by searching for &ldquo;FHSAA.&rdquo;</p> <p><strong><em>About the FHSAA</em></strong></p> <p><em>The Florida High School Athletic Association supervises and regulates interscholastic athletic programs for high school students at member public, private and charter schools. The organization also recognizes and honors academic achievement among student-athletes at almost 800 middle, junior and senior high schools statewide. Headquartered in Gainesville, it is the official governing body for interscholastic athletics in Florida.</em></p> Volleyball - Boys Water Polo Media, Communications, & Marketing Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:47:58 +0000 kyleniblett 34554 at https://www.fhsaa.org Fall 2017 Academic Team Champions Announced https://www.fhsaa.org/news/2017/1207 <p>The Academic Team Champions for the fall of 2016-17 have been announced, as well as the current overall classification standings.&nbsp;Each classification and overall sport winner receives a commemorative plaque. For overall classification winners, the top 10 schools in each category will receive points. Ten points will be awarded for a first place finish, nine points for second, etc. The school in each class with the highest cumulative point total for the entire school year will get a special award. Points awarded for teams in single-class sports will still count toward the overall standings.</p> <p>&bull; Fall ATC winners: <a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_fall_results_0.pdf">click here</a></p> <p>&bull; Overall class standings after the fall: <a href="https://www.fhsaa.org/sites/default/files/orig_uploads/special_programs/atc/results/2016-17/atc_overall_results.pdf">click here</a></p> <p>For complete information regarding the Academic Team Champion award: <a href="http://www.fhsaa.org/departments/special-programs/academic-team-champion-awards">click here</a></p> Volleyball - Girls Bowling Cross Country Football Golf Swimming & Diving Membership Special Programs Thu, 07 Dec 2017 19:50:21 +0000 dhogle 34488 at https://www.fhsaa.org