New York announces winter scholar athletes

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The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced their scholar athletes for all winter sport teams and individuals.

Six local teams were listed. For an entire team to make the list, every single athlete on that team must have been a scholar athlete.

The Cambridge Indians had four such teams; boys basketball, boys indoor track/field, girls basketball and girls indoor track/field.

The Hoosick Falls Panthers had two scholar athlete teams for the winter sports season, the competitive cheerleading team and the girls basketball team.

In total, 36 llocal athletes were named scholar athletes by the NYSPHSAA. Cambridge led the way with 27, while Hoosick Falls had nine.

"Congratulations to the Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals from the winter 2020 season," said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. "The Scholar-Athlete program continues to be one of the most rewarding endeavors we encourage here at the Association. The winter season was extremely challenging this year, so to see this many student-athletes honored for their work in the classroom is truly rewarding."

In total, the NYSPHSAA recognized a total of 30,497 winter-sport participants as scholar athletes during the 2019-2020 season. There were 2,475 teams named as scholar athlete teams. Cambridge and Hoosick Falls are two of 569 schools to participate in the scholar athlete program.

There will be no scholar athletes named for the spring sports season, since the coronavirus officially canceled the high school spring sports season in New York on May 1.



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