Varsity teams earn scholar-athlete recognition

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA)Members of the F-M boys varsity soccer team huddle together on the soccer field recently recognized several Fayetteville-Manlius School District athletic teams as part of its fall Scholar-Athlete program.

At the end of each sports season, NYSPHSAA recognizes student-athletes and teams that have achieved academic success. To receive a NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete team award, 75 percent of students on a team’s roster must earn a grade point average (GPA) of 90 or above.

NYSPHSAA recently announced that 11 of F-M’s 2022 fall varsity athletic teams earned Scholar-Athlete designation and 185 F-M varsity student-athletes achieved a GPA of 90 or more.

F-M’s fall varsity scholar-athlete teams, averages and the number of scholar-athletes per team include:

Girls volleyball: 96.23%; 14

Boys volleyball: 95.99%; 15

Boys cross country: 95.8%; 9

Girls swim: 95.73%; 26

Girls soccer: 95.72%; 22

Girls cross country: 95.46%; 11

Girls tennis: 95.35%; 12

Field hockey: 93.65%; 14

Boys soccer: 93.28%; 22

Golf: 93%; 13

Cheer: 90.06%; 7 

While its team average was just below the scholar-athlete threshold, varsity football had 20 individual scholar athletes and a team average of 86.55%.