Press Release from Chris Watson, NYSPHSAA Director of Communications:
NYSPHSAA Announces Spring 2019 Scholar-Athlete Teams & Individuals
Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is proud to announce its spring 2019 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 27th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.
This spring, NYSPHSAA recognized 2,511 Scholar-Athlete teams and 39,909 individuals. The number of Scholar-Athlete teams increased by 156 (6.62%) compared to spring 2018. The number of individuals increased by 1,875 (4.93%) from the spring of 2018. A total of 578 schools across the state participated in the Scholar-Athlete program.
“Congratulations to our NYSPHSAA student-athletes and member schools,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “To see the number of teams and individuals recognized as scholar-athletes increase shows how hard our student-athletes in New York state are working in the classroom. We continue to see what hard working and dedicated student-athletes we have in New York each season and this shows how much NYSPHSAA student-athletes are committed to their education.”
For the 2018-19 school year there were a total of 8,571 scholar-athlete teams awarded and 119,733 individuals. The number of teams awarded increased by 507 (6.29%) and the number of scholar-athlete individuals increased by 4,147 (3.59%) as compared to the 2017-18 school year. School of Excellence and School of Distinction honors will be awarded this summer, schools must apply to be recognized. Deadline to apply is June 30th.
The full list of Scholar-Athlete teams for the spring 2019 season can be found here
The full list of Scholar-Athlete individuals for the spring 2019 season can be found here