CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday, May 6, the Ashe County Huskies women’s basketball team had the second-highest team GPA in the state in their sport.
According to the NCHSAA, “For individuals to qualify, they must have a 3.5 weighted GPA or higher during the semester under consideration, and for a team to qualify for recognition they must have a combined unweighted GPA of 3.1 or higher during their semester of competition.”
The Huskies had a 3.833 unweighted GPA, narrowly coming behind Jesse C. Carson High’s 3.857. According to Ashe County High School Athletic Director David Koontz, this was the second consecutive year the team finished in the top-three.
The NCHSAA Scholar Athlete Program is sponsored by the Governor’s Highway Safety Program’s “Click It or Ticket” initiative and provides certificates of recognition to individual students as well as teams that meet the qualification standards.
By finishing second in their sport, the Huskies will receive $150 from the NCHSAA.
The Huskies finished the season with a 21-7 record, going 11-3 in conference play. The season was highlighted with a run to the conference championship game, as well as a trip to the third round of the state playoffs.