Eagles XC squad among top academic teams in North Carolina

The Eastern Alamance High School women’s cross country program will receive a $150 cash award from the NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program for finishing second among North Carolina’s public high schools in weighted team Grade Point Average (GPA). As a team, the Eagles’ team GPA of 3.932 was better than any other team in the state with exception of Starmount High School in Boonville, which led the state with a team GPA of 3.95. 

The Eastern Alamance High School women’s cross country program will receive a $150 cash award from the NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program for finishing second among North Carolina’s public high schools in weighted team Grade Point Average (GPA). As a team, the Eagles’ team GPA of 3.932 was better than any other team in the state with exception of Starmount High School in Boonville, which led the state with a team GPA of 3.95. 

Eastern High’s cross country program is gaining a reputation for producing some of the top scholar-athletes in the state of North Carolina, as during the 2018-19 academic year the Eagles men’s cross country team placed first in the NCHSAA in team GPA. 

The NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Click It or Ticket” initiative and provides certificates of recognition to individual students as well as teams that meet the qualification standards. For individuals to qualify, they must have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher during the semester under consideration, and for a team to qualify for recognition they must have a combined unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher during their semester of competition.

The Scholar Athlete Program is the associations largest voluntary program. This year the NCHSAA awarded over 20,000 certificates for the and recognized 890 qualifying teams across the state.

The NCHSAA will present a plaque and a cash award to the top team in each sport, based on unweighted team GPA. The Association also provides a cash award to second and third place teams. The cash awards are $250 for a first-place finishing team, $150 for second and $100 for third.

Below are the top three teams in each sport for this award season (Spring 2019 and Fall/Winter 2019-2020):

Men’s Basketball

1)    South Point – 3.705

2)    Weddington – 3.645

3)    Southwestern Randolph – 3.63

 

Women’s Basketball

1)    Carson – 3.857

2)    Ashe County – 3.833

3)    Weddington – 3.787

 

Cheerleading

1)    North Davidson – 3.795

2)    West Lincoln – 3.73

3)    Weddington – 3.706

  

Men’s Cross Country

1)    North Davidson – 3.84

2)    Crest – 3.8

3)    Gray’s Creek – 3.75

 

Women’s Cross Country

1)    Starmount – 3.95

2)    Eastern Alamance – 3.932

3)    Union Academy – 3.93

 

Football

1)    Weddington - 3.555

2)    Cardinal Gibbons – 3.5

3)    West Lincoln – 3.31 

 

Men’s Golf

1)    West Wilkes – 3.95

2)    T.W. Andrews – 3.73

3)    Starmount – 3.697

 

Women’s Golf

1)    Southwestern Randolph – 3.93

2)    Cleveland – 3.91

3)    North Davidson – 3.875

 

Men’s Indoor Track

1)    Carrboro – 3.68

2)    Weddington – 3.625

3)    Chapel Hill – 3.487

 

Women’s Indoor Track

1)    Central Academy – 3.821

2)    Weddington – 3.804

3)    Northern Nash – 3.754

 

Men’s Lacrosse

1)    Weddington – 3.514

2)    Carrboro – 3.492

3)    Cardinal Gibbons – 3.488

 

Women’s Lacrosse

1)    Weddington – 3.774

2)    Carrboro – 3.771

3)    North Davidson – 3.686

 

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

1)     NC Sch. of Science & Math – 3.713

2)    Weddington – 3.649

3)    Research Triangle – 3.63

 

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

1)    T.W. Andrews – 3.82

2)    Weddington – 3.815

3)    Cardinal Gibbons – 3.797

  

Men’s Soccer

1)    Carrboro – 3.636

2)    Weddington – 3.63

3)    Hoggard – 3.55

 

Women’s Soccer

1)    Union Pines – 3.92

2)    Crest – 3.89

3)    A.C. Reynolds – 3.88

 

Softball

1)    Crest – 3.91

2)    Carson – 3.854

3)    Roxboro Community – 3.802

 

Men’s Swimming & Diving

1)    R.J. Reynolds – 3.831

2)    Eastern Guilford – 3.793

3)    Union Academy – 3.754

 

Women’s Swimming & Diving

1)    Triangle Math & Science – 4.0

2)    North Davidson – 3.975

3)    South Point – 3.89

 

Men’s Tennis

1)    Union Pines – 3.75

2)    Weddington – 3.7338

3)    Central Academy – 3.725

 

Women’s Tennis

1)    Central Academy – 3.95

2)    South Point – 3.91

3)    Weddington – 3.898

 

Volleyball

1)    Triangle Math & Science – 3.91

2)    Union Pines – 3.86

3)    Piedmont Community – 3.85

 

Wrestling

1)    Weddington – 3.674

2)    Broughton – 3.45

3)    Shelby – 3.44