June 30, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Crossroads Sports Teams Earn CIF Academic Awards: Roadrunners place first in three team sports, second in five more

There are not too many schools that can balance a top-notch sports program with outstanding performances in the classroom as well. Crossroads has managed to do both exceptionally well. 

Crossroads placed three teams in first place in the CIF Southern Section-Ford Academic Awards, another five sports in second place, two sports in the third spot and two more in fourth.

The Roadrunners had other sports place in the top 10.

This award is determined by averaging the accumulative GPA in college prep courses of all student-athletes on the team and comparing them with other schools.

These comparisons are divided into 2 categories:  schools with 1,500+ students and those with 1, 499 or less.

The Academic Awards program is sponsored by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Ford.

The awards were based on the first semester of the 2013-14 school calendar year. Crossroads baseball team took first place with an overall GPA of 3.61. The Roadrunners girls’ track and field team was the top squad, boasting a 3.86 GPA as a squad.

The boys’ volleyball team also earned top kudos with their overall GPA of 3.80 as a team.  Garnering second place honors was Crossroads’ girls’ basketball team, softball, girls’ tennis, girls’ volleyball and girls swimming.

Crossroads (3.86) just missed out on the top spot in girls’ volleyball to Delphi Academy (3.94).

The Roadrunners were nipped in softball (3.77), by Mesa Grande (3.78), clipped by Villanova Prep (3.87) in girls’ swimming (3.78) and was outpointed by Villanova Prep (3.88) in girls’ tennis (3.83).

Both the school’s boys (3.67) and girls (3.73) soccer teams made the third place list.              

Other sports teams from the school that received recognition were boys track (3.58) and boys swimming (3.65) (fourth place), boys golf (3.66, fifth place) and boys basketball (3.63, sixth place).  

in Sports
Related Posts

Super Bowl Pre-Game Show to Be Broadcast From Santa Monica Pier

February 10, 2022

February 10, 2022

The Santa Monica Pier will be the location for the Super Bowl Pre-Game show broadcast. Learn more in this video...

Santa Monica Youth Basketball Staying and Playing Strong

October 13, 2021

October 13, 2021

By Dr. Paul Drew Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Paul Drew.  It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to...

Local Hoopers Rejoice As Venice Basketball League Returns

September 6, 2021

September 6, 2021

The Venice Basketball League is officially back on the courts after nearly 2 years of closure. Nick Ansom joins us...

Westside Olympic Swimmer Shares Her Journey To The Games

August 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Two time Olympian, Westside Local, and Medical Student Andi Murez has returned from the Tokyo games, hear about her journey...

Local Little League All-Star Team Wins More Than Just Championships

August 10, 2021

August 10, 2021

The Venice Baseball Academy’s little league team, the Tide, recently won the SoCal State Championships but it’s more than winning...

Crossroads Wins CIF and State Regionals

June 15, 2021

June 15, 2021

The Crossroads Varsity Boys Soccer Team had a stellar championship season starting with a true underdog story with CIF Division 6 Playoff...

Samohi Vikings Frosh-Soph Defeat Culver City Centaurs in Final Seconds

April 20, 2021

April 20, 2021

2020 was a tough year for Santa Monica High School football as Covid-19 restrictions forced all high school sports to...

Pali Riptide Baseball Club Tryouts

January 7, 2021

January 7, 2021

January 9th and 10th at Pali Rec Center The Pali Riptide Baseball Club is preparing for a spring season and...

Grand Jury Indicts Former Angel Employee in Tyler Skaggs’ Fatal Overdose

October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020

Fort Wayne grand jury indicts Eric Prescott Kay on drug distribution and drug conspiracy charges By Sam Catanzaro A federal...

Column: How to Play it Safe to Prevent Deadly Heat Exhaustion

August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020

By Shawn McCann  As the Southland region broils in a summer heatwave, the coronavirus pandemic has created additional concern for...

Former Angels Employee Charged in Tyler Skagg’s Fatal Fentanyl Overdose

August 7, 2020

August 7, 2020

Former Angels Communications Director Eric Prescott Kay faces up to 20 years in prison By Sam Catanzaro An ex-employee of...

LA Marathon to Exclude Santa Monica

July 24, 2020

July 24, 2020

Race organizers, citing “bigger footprint at the finish line”, choose Century City end point By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica has...

High School Sports Pushed Back Until Winter

July 21, 2020

July 21, 2020

All California high school sports will not begin until mid-December By Sam Catanzaro High school sports in Santa Monica and...

Video: Venice Skatepark Taken Back by Skaters

May 28, 2020

May 28, 2020

Defying officials, Venice Skate Park skaters recently took matters into their own hands after the City of Los Angeles filled...

Video: Westside MLB Brothers Give Back

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

Two Westside brothers, both professional baseball players, are giving back to local first responders COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more in this...