I know you’re all waiting for the 1A story to come out. Believe me, I’m fixing to write it and post it tonight.
But I saw something about this on the ‘book Monday and wanted to bring this to your attention immediately, because this matters to me.
On Monday, the FHSAA released its list of academic team champions for the winter sports season. Teams had to make an an average team GPA, across all members of the team, of 3.000 or better.
Here are the area wrestling teams that were listed on it:
The top team in the coverage area was West Port, which stood first and alone in District 2, second in Region 1 and 15th overall, with an average GPA of 3.166.
Fleming Island stood alone among District 1 teams to make the list. The Golden Eagles were 19th with a combined team GPA of 3.119.
Seven teams made the list from the coverage area.
Tops among the 2A group of area teams was Gainesville, with a GPA of 3.279. The Hurricanes ranked fifth on the 2A list statewide and first in District 2/Region 1. The top GPA in the state for 2A was 3.505.
Chiles was just behind the Hurricanes in sixth, with a GPA of 3.235.
Gulf Breeze was seventh statewide and tops in District 1, with a GPA of 3.214.
Next up was Stanton Prep in Jacksonville, eighth statewide and tops in the Gateway Conference and District 3, with a team GPA of 3.210.
Lincoln was the third team out of District 2 to make the list, 10th statewide, with a GPA of 3.175.
Seabreeze was tops in District 4, 13th statewide, with a team GPA of 3.111.
The final team to qualify in was Tate, with an overall GPA of 3.005, good for 22nd statewide in 2A.
Six area teams made the list in 1A, with the area’s top GPA coming from Fernandina Beach, which edged out Keystone Heights by just 0.011 for fifth statewide in 1A. The top GPA in the state also came out of 1A, with Berkeley Prep posting an average of 3.611.
The Pirates finished with an overall GPA of 3.444 to lead 1A-District 3 (which had four of the six area teams to make the list), Region 1, and the coverage area as a whole.
In finishing sixth statewide, and tops in District 5/Region 2, the Indians had a GPA of 3.433.
Bishop Snyder was next on the list, claiming 14th statewide and tops among District 4 teams with a GPA of 3.212.
Bishop Kenny was second in District 3 and 18th statewide, with a team GPA of 3.144.
West Nassau took third in District 3 and 21st statewide, with an overall GPA of 3.108.
Yulee was 26th among 1A teams statewide and fourth in District 3, completing our area list with an average GPA of 3.020.
You can see the complete list of winter-sport academic team champions, for all winter sports (sports are listed in alphabetic order, so wrestling is the last sport on the list), HERE.
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