Crossroads Sports Teams Earn CIF Academic Awards

Roadrunners place first in three team sports, second in five more

Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014, 9:28:00 PM

Mirror Staff

Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.
Courtesy photo
Freshman Zoe Darmon is doing big things at Crossroads this spring.

There are not too many

schools that can balance a top-notch sports program with outstanding

performances in the classroom as well. Crossroads has managed

to do both exceptionally well. 

Crossroads placed three teams in first place in the CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards,

another five sports in second place, two sports in the third spot and two more

in fourth.

The Roadrunners had other sports place in the top 10.

This award is

determined by averaging the accumulative GPA in college prep courses of all

student-athletes on the team and comparing them with other schools.

These

comparisons are divided into 2 categories:  schools with 1,500+ students

and those with 1, 499 or less.

The Academic Awards

program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Ford.

The awards

were based on the first semester of the 2013-14 school calendar year.

Crossroads baseball team took first place with an overall GPA of 3.61. The

Roadrunners girls’ track and field team was the top squad, boasting a 3.86 GPA

as a squad.

The boys’ volleyball team also earned top

kudos with their overall GPA of 3.80 as a team.  Garnering second place honors was Crossroads’

girls’ basketball team, softball, girls’ tennis, girls’ volleyball and girls

swimming.

Crossroads (3.86) just

missed out on the top spot in girls’ volleyball to Delphi Academy (3.94).

The

Roadrunners were nipped in softball (3.77), by Mesa Grande (3.78), clipped by

Villanova Prep (3.87) in girls’ swimming (3.78) and was outpointed by Villanova

Prep (3.88) in girls’ tennis (3.83).

Both the school’s boys (3.67) and girls (3.73)

soccer teams made the third place list.              

Other sports teams

from the school that received recognition were boys track (3.58) and boys

swimming (3.65) (fourth place), boys golf (3.66, fifth place) and boys

basketball (3.63, sixth place).  

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