NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program *
The New York State Scholastic Rowing Association (NYSSRA) Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program recognizes varsity teams or clubs who have a minimum of 9 varsity athletes whose cumulative grade point average (GPA) for the season during which they row is 90% or above.
To apply for Scholar/Athlete Team status coaches complete nomination forms including rosters of their eligible 10th, 11th and 12th grade rowers. The nomination forms are then submitted to [name of rowers’ school]. The school district calculates the quarter average for each varsity athlete using 1st quarter grades for the fall season and 3rd quarter grades for the spring season. The school district adds this quarterly average or GPA information to the nomination forms and then submits them to the NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program (SATAP) Committee.
The SATAP Committee sorts the roster by GPA, highest to lowest, and averages the top nine GPAs to determine the Team GPA. If the Team GPA is above 90% the team will qualify as a Scholar/ Athlete Team and will receive a NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award certificate. The top nine students, plus any additional athletes with a 90% GPA or above, will be awarded a NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete pin.
If the Team GPA is below 90%, no members of the team are eligible for this award, regardless of an athlete’s personal GPA.
FERPA Regulations do not allow release of student information without express consent. Since it is necessary for the school to release grades to the NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program Committee in order to show eligibility for the NYSRA Scholar Athlete Team Award, it is required that each athlete obtain a parent’s signature to allow the release of that information. Grades provided by the high school to the NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program Committee will be provided for the sole purpose of notifying NYSSRA of a student and team’s eligibility for the Scholar/Athlete Team Award.
Download the NYSSRA Scholar/Athlete Team Award Program permission slip by clicking here: SATAP-release . A BRC parent volunteer handles this job each season.