Victoria Carr – LRHS News
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many Mustangs spend nights at the school watching sports and supporting our LRHS teams. Many of those fans, however, may not think about the classroom success of these student athletes.
The Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) keeps track of state athletes’ academic success. The FHSAA just released the winter athletic Grade Point Average (GPA) rankings by sport, and 2015-16 is shaping up to be a successful year for the Mustangs. Almost all of the school’s teams ranked near the top of their respective classifications –
- Wrestling- first place with a 3.406
- Girls Basketball- second place with a 3.594 GPA
- Competitive Cheer- second place with a 3.478 GPA
- Girls Weightlifting- third place with a 3.692 GPA
- Boys Basketball- fourth place with a 3.268 GPA
- Girls Soccer- fourth place with a 3.651 GPA
- Boys Soccer- 11th Place with a 3.226 GPA
The FHSAA has also developed a point system to evaluate each school’s success through the school year and LRHS leads Class 7A with 94 points.
The FHSAA website explains how the rankings and work.
“For overall classification winners, the top 10 schools in each category will receive points. Ten points will be awarded for a first place finish, nine points for second, etc. The school in each class with the highest cumulative point total for the entire school year will get a special award. Points awarded for teams in single-class sports will still count toward the overall standings.”
LRHS athletic director Shawn Trent said LRHS can be proud of all it’s scholar athletes.
“This is a continuation of the excellent performance our kids have shown in the past,” he said. “This year we moved up a classification and now we’re up against Plant High. They’re an outstanding program, but I’m sure we’re up to the challenge.”