St. Margaret’s Boys Track & Field Named CIF Academic Award Team Winner

St. Margaret's boy's track & field team has been named the 2017-2018 CIF Southern Section-FORD Academic Award Team Champion with a cumulative GPA of 3.775.

Thirteen St. Margaret’s athletics teams ranked among the top 10 for academic achievement announced by the CIF-SS last week. In addition to boys track & field, the members of baseball (10), boys cross country (4), girls cross country (9), boys golf (7), girls golf (5), football (4), boys soccer (2), girls soccer (6), boys swimming (4), girls swimming (7), girls tennis (7) and girls volleyball (7) all fared well.

To be considered, teams must have a minimum of five student-athletes with a a 3.0 GPA average (4.0 scale) in the first semester or first two quarters of the 2017-18 school year. The highest team GPA in each sport category by enrollment determines the winner. Schools are divided into two enrollment categories, 1,500 and above and 1,499 and below. The team with the highest GPA in each enrollment category for each sport receives the award.

The boy's track & field team will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before the May 1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim game versus the Baltimore Orioles.

St. Margaret's Director of Athletics Patrick Bendzick remarked about the Tartan's continued academic and athletic success, “Winning a CIF Southern Section Academic Team Award shows the tremendous dedication our students have towards the concept of being a scholar-athlete. Coupled with the success they have experienced in competition; their academic achievements are a shining example of how it’s not necessary to compromise one for the other.”

Click here for a complete list of the CIF Southern Section-FORD Academic Team Awards.
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