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Crossroads School Sports Teams Win Top Honors ... for Academics

The boys varsity volleyball team from Crossroads. Photo courtesy Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences.
The boys varsity volleyball team from Crossroads. Photo courtesy Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences.

Originally posted at 6:32 p.m. April 10, 2014. Edited to add one more award.

Finding out who’s tops in high school sports is only a score sheet away. But which teams are first when it comes to smarts? The CIF Southern section announced the names Wednesday.

Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences took three academic first-place awards, for its baseball team, which had an average GPA of 3.61 and the boys’ volleyball team with a 3.8 GPA.

The CIF team awards, based on a cumulative grade point average, are awarded in 22 sports, according to the CIF. To be considered, teams must have a minimum 3.0 GPA average (on a 4.0 scale) in college-prep courses in the first semester of the 2013-14 school year.

The highest team GPA in each sport determines the winner. Schools are divided into two enrollment categories, 1,500 students and above and 1,499 and below.

Congrats to the following Patch town winners:

  • Baseball: Palos Verdes, 3.59 (larger schools)
  • Baseball: Crossroads, 3.61(Santa Monica, smaller schools)
  • Cross country, boys: Sierra Canyon, 3.86 (Chatsworth, smaller schools)
  • Cross country, girls: Newport Harbor, 3.89 (larger schools)
  • Cross country, girls: La Salle, 3.91 (Pasadena, smaller schools)
  • Football: Corona del Mar, 3.35 (larger schools)
  • Golf, girls: San Juan Hills, 3.88 (San Juan Capistrano, larger schools)
  • Soccer, boys: Palos Verdes, 3.52
  • Softball: Peninsula, 3.69 (Rolling Hills Estates, larger schools)
  • Swimming, girls: Pasadena, 3.82 (larger schools)
  • Tennis, boys: Peninsula, 3.79
  • Track and field, girls: Crossroads, 3.86
  • Volleyball, boys: Crossroads, 3.8
  • Water polo, girls: Palos Verdes, 3.73
  • Water polo, girls; Webb, 3.82 (Claremont, smaller schools)
  • Wrestling, boys: Temecula Valley, 3.6 (larger schools)

Crossroads also had some runner-up awards. The girls’ basketball team came in second place with a 3.86. The boys’ golf team came in fifth place with 3.66. The boys’ soccer team came in third with a 3.67 GPA. The girls’ soccer team’s 3.73 was good enough for third place.

The softball team took second place with an average GPA of 3.77. Boys’ swimming took fourth with 3.65. Girls’ swimming checked in at second with a 3.78. A 3.83 GPA for the girls’ tennis team was good enough for second.

Boys’ track and field came in fourth with a 3.58. And, girls’ volleyball’s 3.86 was good enough for second. 

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