Villa Park, CA – May 21, 2019 – Villa Park High School Girl's Golf team members accompanied Head Coach Chris Salio onto the playing field at Angel Stadium of Anaheim last night to be honored as a 2019 CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champion team. They were recognized at a ceremony preceding the major league baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Minnesota Twins for having the highest collective grade point average (3.91) in the enrollment category of 1,500 or more students.
“These amazing student-athletes continue to represent not only the 1,300 student-athletes on campus, but also exemplify academic achievement for all 2,300 students that comprise our associated student body,” stated Principal Ken Miller, Ed.D. “This third consecutive recognition of Villa Park Girl's Golf as a CIF Southern Section Team Academic Champion team epitomizes our Spartan focus on winning in the classroom as well as on the field.”
After tabulating the grade point averages for all sports, Villa Park High School had 20 out of 23 Varsity Sports qualify for Top 25 grade point average status in the CIF Southern Section: Seven teams earned Top 10 status and one team, Competitive Cheer, was the CIF Southern Section Academic Champion Runner Up.
“We are so pleased to share these achievements by our student-athletes with our community,” said Athletic Director Tom Fox. “Not only did our Girl's Golf team win in our enrollment category, they also had the second highest grade point average in all categories across the Southern Section!”
Varsity Girl's Golf is the sixth Villa Park High School team to win a CIF Southern Section Academic Championship in the last three years.
Orange Unified School District joins Villa Park High School in thanking all of our dedicated teachers, coaches, families, and community partners for their ongoing support of our students’ athletic and academic achievements.