Facts about South Point Student Athletes
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20 out of 20 (ALL) of the 2015-2016 varsity athletic teams were named Scholar Athlete teams by the NCHSAA for maintaining an unweighted 3.1 or above GPA.
All of the 2015-2016 South Point athletic teams had an average unweighted GPA of 3.422.
The South Point football team was a Scholar Athlete team for the third year in a row.
We had 265 varsity student athletes. Of that number 204 or 77% were Scholar Athletes, maintaining a 3.5 or above weighted GPA.
South Point teams earned the following GPAs for the 2015-16 athletic season: Varsity Baseball - 3.472; Men's Varsity Basketball - 3-409; Women's Varsity Basketball - 3.365; Varsity Cheerleading - 3.440; Men's Cross Country - 3.393; Women's Cross Country - 3.475; Varsity Football - 3.227; Men's Golf - 3.167; Women's Golf - 3.571; Outdoor Track and Field, Men's - 3.273; Outdoor Track and Field, Women's - 3.105; Men's Varsity Soccer - 3.617; Women's Varsity Soccer - 3.625; Varsity Softball - 3.688; Men's Swimming - 3.250; Women's Swimming - 3.655; Men's Tennis - 3.688; Women's Tennis - 3.385; Varsity Volleyball - 3.393; Wrestling - 3.250.
Five of the junior marshals were student athletes.
Last year's valedictorian and one of the two salutatorians were student athletes.
South Point has another academic recognition for its athletes - the South Point Academic All Conference Red Raider Team. There is a fall sports team and a winter/spring sports team. These athletes must be named an All Conference Player, have a 3.5 unweighted GPA during that sport semester, have no infractions, and a maximum 5 excused absences. The members of the fall Academic All Conference Red Raider team are Grace Russell and Aurora Ziemer. The Academic All Conference awardee for the winter/spring sports season is Aurora Ziemer. She will be recognized at the August 26th game versus Lincolnton.
On the athletic side we had the following conference championships: Football (3A State runner-up); Co-Baseball; Co-Ladies Soccer; Softball (4th round state championships).
Information compiled by Charlotte Sautner, South Point coach and instructor (retired).