Latham, NY- The New York State Public High School Athletic Association Inc. (NYSPHSAA) announces its fall 2021 scholar-athlete teams and number of scholar-athlete individuals per team. This is the 30th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc.

For fall 2021, NYSPHSAA recognized 3,825 Scholar-Athlete teams. In addition, an impressive 48,023 students received individual scholar-athlete recognition by having an individual GPA of 90 or above, despite if their team qualified or not. A total of 625 schools across the state participated in the Scholar-Athlete program which honors schools each of the seasons there is interscholastic competition. The 625 participating schools represents 79% of the NYSPHSAA membership.

“Student-athletes in our member schools continue to prove they can successfully balance athletics and academics,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, Executive Director. “Over 48,000 student-athletes were recognized for their hard work, effort and determination in their sport and in the classroom and we applaud them for their achievement as Scholar-Athletes.”

The full list of Scholar-Athlete teams for the fall 2021 season can be found here.

The full list of Scholar-Athlete individuals for the fall 2021 season can be foundhere.

The winter 2021-22 scholar-athlete submission period with begin on Monday, January 31st. Deadline to submit for the winter is Monday, March 14th.