Who may participate?
IHSA Member School's whose varsity teams/groups achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher (Non-Weighted) collectively.
Teams that cooperatively sponsor an activity must include GPA's of each participating school's varsity team members.
This is a Varsity Team Award; the team/group grade averages must include EVERY member of the official varsity team. If the varsity team includes students in grades nine through twelve, their grades must be included in the team average. Team Managers are NOT to be included. For those sports/activities without a varsity designation, the team entered for the IHSA State Series qualifies.
Awards & Recognition
The IHSA will provide the first plaque and plates to each member school, once the first plaque is full the member school will be responsible for ordering and purchasing additional plaques and plates through the IHSA Awards provider. Click here for the Team Academic Achievement Award Plaque Order Form in PDF format.
The IHSA will maintain records of the schools and teams honored. Such information will be included on the IHSA web page, in subsequent State Tournament programs, and in respective tournament announcements and publications.