McQuaid Jesuit

NYSPHSAA Announces 2017-2018 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and Excellence Winners

Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association, Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its 2017-18 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction and School of Excellence Award winners. The purpose of the School of Distinction and School of Excellence Awards are to unite varsity coaches in challenging their teams to achieve a statewide honor. This year, 30 schools earned the School of Distinction Award and 111 schools earned the School of Excellence Award.  An additional 11 schools received the School of Distinction Award and 51 more received the School of Excellence Award compared to 2016-17 school year. This year’s figures represent the highest number of NYSPHSAA member schools being recognized for their academic achievements. 

“The increase in the number of schools receiving both awards shows what fantastic student-athletes we have here in New York State,” said Robert Zayas NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “This is evidence that schools, administration, coaches and student-athletes focus on excellence in the classroom as well as the playing fields.”

Schools can earn School of Distinction status by having 100% of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. To earn the School of Excellence Award, 75% of a school’s varsity teams must qualify and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award. McQuaid Jesuit has earned a School of Excellence Award.  Please click here for the complete list of winners.