The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has announced 35 State Academic Team Champions for the current school year. The CIF State Academic Team Champions program was initiated in 1996 as a way to reward teams with the highest collective grade point averages, based on an unweighted 4.0 scale in their respective sport.

CIF State Academic Team Champions will receive a banner, suitable for display in their school gym, to recognize this accomplishment. All nominees were their respective CIF Section Academic Team Champions. Section offices forwarded their winners in all sports to the state office for consideration.

The Southern Section had 16 teams represented, followed by seven teams from the North Coast Section. The Central Coast and Central Sections had three teams each, followed by Sac-Joaquin, San Diego, and San Francisco Sections with two teams apiece.

Mission San Jose (NCS), Poly Pasadena (SS) and Whitney (SS), each had four teams accomplish a state-high team GPA.

The two Sac-Joaquin Section schools were ABLE Charter of Stockton and Sacramento Country Day.

Three girls cross-country teams accomplished a 4.00 GPA, Bakersfield, Moreau Catholic and San Francisco International. The gymnastics team from Wilcox also achieved a 4.00 GPA, along with the boys’ cross-country team from San Francisco International.

–CIF