ASAA presents an academic award to the school with the highest team GPA average in each State Championship event. Alternative education program students as defined in AS 14.30.365 will not be included in a member school’s GPA for purposes of this section.

Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Football, Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
1. To be considered for the Academic Award, a team must have a minimum of number of members that can play at one time (ie. 5 for Basketball, 6 for Volleyball) Cheer Teams must have a minimum of 4 participants.

Individual Sports: Cross Country Running, Nordic Ski, Swim & Dive, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling
1. To be considered for the Academic Award in individual sport championship events, a team must have a minimum of 4 members.
2. Keep girls and boys separate as an academic award submission with the exception of Tennis.

Fine Arts & Academic Activities: DDF, All-State Music, World Language, Solo & Ensemble
1. To be considered for the Academic Award in academic and fine arts championship events, a team must have a minimum of 5 members.
2. Combine girls and boys together as only one academic award is presented.

A. Academic Award Entry Form — A school must submit academic award information on this form.
B. Deadline — Academic Award Entry Forms must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the start of the respective State Championship event.
C. School Transcript Analysis
• Counting Courses — Count every course that a student has listed on his/her report card except those that are on a pass/fail basis.
• Semester — In computing the team GPA, use only the GPA students earned during the semester prior to the semester in which the respective Championship Event is conducted.
• Ineligible GPAs — Cumulative, Quarter or Mid-Term GPAs should not be considered.
• Freshmen — For new 9th grade students, do not include until the beginning of the second semester.

A. Student Grade Point Average — For each course listed for a team member, multiply the point value of the grade by the number of semester credits received for the course. A 4.0 GPA system must be used — A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1, F=0, incomplete is considered an F until made up. If a student’s GPA is above 4.0 due to advanced placement courses, it will be considered as 4.0, since not all schools use this grading system. Disregard pluses and minuses. Do not count courses on the report card if they are graded on a pass/fail basis.

Course Credit Grade Point Value Total
Math 1 B 1 x 3 3
Science 1 A 1 x 4 4
P.E. 1/2 A 1/2 x 4 2
History 1 C 1/2 2
French 1 D 1×1 1
Physics 1 B 1×3 3
Total 5.5 15

Student GPA
15 ÷ 5.5 = 2.7272

B. Team Grade Point Average — Compute team average by adding all team member GPAs and then dividing by the number of team members. Example — Tom GPA – 2.73; Dick GPA – 3.13; Harry GPA – 3.46; Sam GPA – 3.25.
Total of individual team member GPAs = 12.57

Team GPA
12.57 ÷ 4 = 3.142

(Use the following form to report Grade Point Averages)