Canby, Molalla winter athletes star in the classroom
Canby's wrestling team not only had success on the mat, finishing second in the Three Rivers League, and sending nine athletes to the state tournament.
The Cougars also showed out in the classroom, posting the second best grade point average, 3.67, of any wrestling program in Class 6A.
South Eugene had the top GPA — 3.78.
While the wrestling program was the only Canby winter sports team to place in the top 10, the Cougars boys basketball (3.54), girls basketball (3.75), boys swimming (3.57) girls swimming (3.4), dance (3.29) and cheer (3.24) squads all recorded 3.0 GPAs or above to also qualify for the academic all-state team.
Molalla's girls basketball program recorded the third best GPA, 3.75, in Class 4A. The Indians boys basketball (3.36), boys swimming (3.36) and girls swimming (3.41) were also recognized as academic all-state teams.
The OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom. The boys and girls team in each OSAA-sanctioned activity with the highest team GPA earns the Academic All-State Award. Each member of a winning team receives a commemorative decal and a certificate. The school receives a plaque in honor of its team. Members of top ten schools in each activity at each classification are also recognized.
All teams that earn a 3.0 GPA or higher will receive 25 points for their school in The OSAA Cup standings. Teams in the top 10 in an activity receive additional points.
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