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State Public High School Athletic Association names fall 2023 scholar-athlete teams

By Press Release

Press Release:

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its Fall 2023 Scholar-Athlete teams and number of Scholar-Athlete individuals per team. This is the 32nd year NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.

NYSPHSAA recognized 3,967 Scholar-Athlete teams this Fall. To qualify as a team, 75% of a team’s average GPA for the Fall must be equal to or greater than 90%. Additionally, 51,625 students received individual scholar-athlete recognition by earning an individual average of 90 or above for the fall season, whether their team qualified or not.

“Congratulations to all the teams and student-athletes who continue to work hard day in and day out both on the field/court and in the classroom,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, Executive Director. “NYSPHSAA is thrilled to recognize your dedication to the true meaning of interscholastic athletics.”

649 schools participated in the program, which accounts for 83.4% of the NYSPHSAA membership.

The full list of Scholar-Athlete teams for the Fall 2023 season can be found here.

The number of Scholar-Athlete individuals per team for the Fall 2023 season can be found here.

Each season, schools are responsible for submitting the Scholar-Athlete information on the NYSPHSAA website. The Winter Scholar-Athlete submission opens on Monday, January 29, with a deadline to submit by Monday, March 11, 2024.

NYS Public High School Athletic Association postpones winter championships indefinately

By Billie Owens

From Chris Watson, director of Communications, New York State Public High School Athletic Association, 3/12/20:

Latham -- The New York State Public High School Athletic Assocation winter regional and state championships will be postponed indefinitely.

It is certainly understood that postponing the remaining winter state championships is disappointing, however the opportunity to participate in a NYSPHSAA championship event does not outweigh our responsibility and obligation to ensure students participate in a healthy and safe environment.

The impacted events include the NYSPHSAA Ice Hockey, Bowling, Boys and Girls Basketball Regional and State Championships. 

NYSPHSAA Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas said “It was my goal to complete the winter championships on schedule. It has become increasingly more difficult to host these championship events with the number of challenges that have been presented.

"I also have concerns as the Executive Director of NYSPHSAA and a parent, that students will be participating in an event under circumstances that are not conducive to a quality and beneficial participation experience.”

As information becomes available NYSPHSAA will provide updates.

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