McQuaid Jesuit was one of 19 schools in New York State to win the 2016-17 Scholar-Athlete School of Distinction award from the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA).
“I’m very proud of our students and all who have supported them,” says McQuaid Jesuit Principal, Adam Baber. “This recognition highlights and ethic of excellence that reaches all parts of our students’ lives, and notes the importance of athletics in shaping many of our young men’s experience here.”
Schools earn School of Distinction status by having 100 percent of its varsity teams qualify for and receive the Scholar-Athlete team award during their respective sports seasons. Scholar-Athlete teams require 75 percent of the team’s rosters grade point average to be 90.00 or above.
“Our student athletes strive for excellence not only in their respective sports but in the classroom as well, says McQuaid Jesuit Athletic Director, Matt Thomas. “The School of Distinction award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, coaches, parents, and the entire McQuaid Jesuit community.”
The 16 varsity teams at McQuaid Jesuit are: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross-country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor track, outdoor track, volleyball, and wrestling.