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04/20/22- Reminder about Academic All-State and Triple Threat Awards

April 20, 2022 Athletic Department Blog Updates

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As we begin to close out the 2021-2022 school year, I wanted to be sure and remind you of two awards options for your students that are in their final phases.

ACADEMIC ALL-STATE PROGRAM
Again this year, the process for presentation of the Academic All-State Awards is automated through the KHSAA school subsystem. With this system, you can, through your roster management screens, select the athletes and print those certificates for these worthy athletes.

Keep in mind the criteria, which have been unchanged for many years, is a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.25 (on a four-point scale) for designation as “Honorable Mention”, and a 3.75 cumulative average on a four-point scale for designation as “First Team.” The awards are based on cumulative grade point averages from the time of enrollment in ninth grade and are given only to varsity participants, and only to participants who are enrolled in grades nine through twelve.

Behind the scenes, we are tracking the number of students selected, and on the Wednesday following Memorial Day will be issuing a school by school listing of the number of students being named First Team and Honorable Mention Academic All-State. This school-by-school listing will generate good publicity for both the program and your school. There will be no amendments made to the announcement following its release so this is your last chance. Please note that because this represents the release of a form of academic records, we will not list the individual names, but you are free to do so within the context of your own district and school policies.

An instructional video on how select the athletes has been recorded by our IT Director and School System Liaison Rob Catron, and it located at https://youtu.be/hcM1XUvP8g0. Contact Rob at rcatron@khsaa.org if you have further questions.

TRIPLE THREAT AWARDS
Instituted in 2018, the Triple Threat Award honors student-athletes who participate in at least one KHSAA championship sport To be considered for the award, the student must compete be on the varsity roster of a sport or sport-activity for a team in each of the three sports seasons. For this award, the fall sports are Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Volleyball; Winter sports are Basketball, Bowling, Competitive Cheer, Dance, Swimming and Diving, Wrestling and Esports Fall/Winter Season; and Spring Sports are Archery, Baseball, Bass Fishing, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Esports Spring.

The awards are based solely on each member school’s rosters that were submitted through the KHSAA’s online system, as that is the only permitted determinant for athletic eligibility (including team eligibility). These are calculated automatically based on your participation lists that were submitted on April 30. If you have not completed any portion of your Title IX report and Participation List, this will be your last chance to be included in this announcement as well.

Also on the Wednesday following Memorial Day, we will be issuing a school by school listing of the number of students being named winners of the award as well as individual student listings. If you have not completed any portion of your Title IX report and Participation List, this will be your last chance to be included in this announcement as well.

An instructional video this program has also been recorded by our IT Director and School System Liaison Rob Catron, and it located at https://youtu.be/Jq5_Rr5o0Qk. Contact Rob at rcatron@khsaa.org if you have further questions.

Thank you and finish the year strong!

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