Sports teams ranked among state’s best for grades

T he old adage that those who play high school sports are called student-athletes is because the student part should come first, clearly applies to Whitehall’s girls basketball team and golf team.
When the state rankings for scholastic average came out, the girls of the hardwood found themselves at No. 2, while the team on the links found themselves at No. 7.
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association creates grade point average rankings for the entire state, based on average team GPA. The rankings are then divided up by sport and out of over 200 schools that were ranked in each sport, the Railroaders found themselves in the top ten in two different sports.
The girls basketball team came in with a 97.73 average grade, which was less than one percentage point behind the leading team. Leading the way for the team was Taryn Tracy, the senior had a 99.55 GPA; nobody on the team had less than a 91.
Unlike out on the course, scoring high in the classroom was a good thing for the golfers, they posted a team average of 95.78; the No. 1 ranked team for golf had a 97.32 average. Leading the way for the Railroaders was freshman, Cullen Flynn, who scored a 98.66 GPA; no golfer scored below a 90.
“We’re proud of these kids,” Athletic Director Keith Redmond said, “This is well deserved good press.”

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