IRVINGTON, N.Y. -- Out of 10 teams across the state of New York selected this fall as the top scholar-athlete teams, four were from Irvington High School.
The boys cross-country, boys soccer, girls field hockey and girls cross-country teams were named State Champion Scholar-Athlete Teams by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.
Varsity teams earned the state champion title by having their members each maintain a GPA of 90 or higher. Members of the boys and girls cross-country teams held a GPA of 99.71; boys soccer, 96.67; and girls field hockey, 97.42.
"This is quite an accomplishment for these teams,” Irvington Athletic Director Arthur McCormack said. “It speaks to the commitment that our coaches and faculty have in working to support our student-athletes. The hard work and time management skills put in and developed by these athletes are evident with this achievement. These teams represent the spirit of high school athletics, which is to develop the whole student both in the classroom and in the athletic arena. Congratulations on this great honor."
McCormack said the district has had a total of 29 New York State Scholar-Athlete Team champions, including this year’s champions, since 2002. This championship is the fourth for boys cross-country, third for girls cross-country, third for boys soccer and first for the field hockey team.
The Scholar-Athlete State Champions will be presented with a banner for their school as well as a team certificate and pins for each team member.
This is the 24th year of the NYSPHSAA Scholar-Athlete program.
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