The OSAA and the Dairy Farmers of Oregon have teamed up for the 16th year to sponsor the Dairy Farmers of Oregon Academic All-State Award. This award recognizes excellence in the classroom throughout the state.
“This awards program continues our tradition of celebrating Oregon’s student athletes,” said Pete Kent, executive director of the Oregon Dairy Products Commission. “Their efforts are impressive, and we’re proud of their recognition.”
“As an organization, we are very proud of this award because it reveals all the hard work and commitment the student athletes around the state show in the classroom,” said Tom Welter, OSAA Executive Director.
The 15 groups listed below earned the highest team grade point average (GPA) in the entire state for their activity, regardless of classification. The winning group in each spring activity will be presented a plaque in honor of outstanding scholastic achievement, and team members will receive a “got milk?” sweatshirt and a certificate. Additionally, the Dairy Farmers of Oregon help recognize the achievement of all top 10 teams in each classification by providing each student a lapel pin. More than 9,500 lapel pins will be distributed to spring activities teams throughout the state in the coming weeks.
Speech —Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.87
Choir — North Clackamas Christian (1A), GPA: 3.83
Band — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.81
Orchestra — South Medford High School (6A), GPA: 3.9
Boys Golf — Summit High School (5A), GPA: 3.89
Boys Golf — West Albany High School (5A), GPA: 3.89
Girls Golf — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 4.0, Seaside High School (5A), GPA: 4.0
Boys Tennis — Tigard High School (6A), GPA: 3.8
Girls Tennis — Vale High School (2A), GPA: 3.88, Riverdale High School (2A), GPA: 3.88
Boys Track & Field — Burns High School (3A), GPA: 3.87
Girls Track & Field — Crane Union High School (1A), GPA: 3.94
Baseball — Santiam Christian High School (3A), GPA: 3.79
Softball — Marist High School (5A), GPA: 3.82
Crane’s boys track team finished in the top 10 of the 1A schools, finishing fourth with a team GPA of 3.67.
In the 3A standings, the Burns/Crane softball team was first with a GPA of 3.80. The Burns baseball team was fifth with a GPA of 3.56. The Burns girls track team was seventh with a 3.73 GPA, and the Burns band placed fifth with a 3.37 GPA.