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Boys cross country, football and boys soccer rank in academic all-state top 10 for team GPA

Now that the "fall" high school sports seasons have wrapped up, the Oregon School Activities Association has announced its academic all-state honors. Molalla made quite a showing with three teams in the top 10 and five earning a team grade-point average of 3.0 and higher.

The OnPoint Community Credit Union Academic All-State Program recognizes outstanding achievement in the classroom, according to OSAA. Members of top 10 schools in each activity are recognized, and the team with the highest team GPA earns the academic all-state award.

Compared to other 4A boys cross country programs in the state, Molalla's team came in fourth with a team GPA of 3.73. Valley Catholic took the first-place spot with a team GPA of 3.93.

The football team came in sixth place compared to other football programs with a team GPA of 3.12. Valley Catholic also took first in that category with 3.55.

Boys soccer was the other Molalla team to make the top 10 in their category, tying for 10th place with a team GPA of 3.03. Philomath earned the top spot with 3.83.

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, according to an established scoring system.

Two other Molalla teams earned a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. Those teams are volleyball with a team GPA of 3.47 and girls soccer with a team GPA of 3.09.

Athletic Director Kristen Rott announced the news to school staff Friday, April 23.

Congratulations to our student athletes and coaches," Principal Brad Berzinski responded. "Well done."

Associate Principal Sara Bean also piped in to offer congratulations.

"Very impressive," Bean said. "Well done student athletes."

Kristen Wohlers
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