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Winners of the 2021-2022 CIF Southern Section-FORD Academic Awards announced

The winners of the 34th Annual CIF Southern Section – FORD Academic Awards program were announced at the CIF-SS Office. The team awards, based on a cumulative grade point average, are awarded in 26 team sports. Entries from 2,009 teams were received this year. Twenty-five different CIF-SS member schools are represented amongst the team winners. Santa Barbara High School led the way with six different team winners topping the academic lists. The annual academic awards program is sponsored by the Southern California FORD Dealers.

To be considered, teams must have at least five student-athletes with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA average (4.0 scale) in the first semester or first 2 quarters of the 2021-22 school year. The highest team GPA in each sport category by enrollment determines the winner. Schools are divided into two enrollment categories, 1500 and above and 1499 and below. The team with the highest GPA in each enrollment category for each sport receives the award. The first-place teams receive a banner to commemorate their
achievement. All teams who par Ɵcipated and qualified receive Academic Award certificates for their student-athletes.

AddiƟonally, 221 student-athletes have each been named the individual “Student-Athlete of the Year” by their school. Each CIF-SS member school is en Ɵtled to name a male and a female “Student-Athlete of the Year” that must be a senior having maintained a minimum of a 3.5 GPA (4.0 scale) over the past three years, in addition to earning a letter in at least one varsity sport and participating in extracurricular activities (music, drama, service groups, etc.).

The academic team winners will be honored in a pre-game ceremony before the April 25th, Los Angeles Angels game versus the Cleveland Guardians.

This article was released by the CIF Southern Section.