Berkeley Earns FHSAA Class 3A Academic Team Championship
Berkeley Preparatory School has earned the overall FHSAA Academic Team Champion for Class 3A for 2019-20. This marks the eighth year out of the last 10 that Berkeley has achieved this honor. Berkeley earned the runner up title for two of those years.
The overall champion in each classification was decided after points were tallied for each team who earned a top-10 finish in their respective sport. Ten points where awarded to teams who had the highest GPA in their sport and classification. With 157 points, Berkeley had the highest total of all schools in every classification. Individual team championships were won in the sports of Football, Girls Volleyball, Boys Swimming & Diving, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Wrestling, and Boys Volleyball. "I am so proud of this recognition as it validates the notion of the ‘student-athlete’ that is so real at Berkeley. It also gives me great pride as it is the result of much collaboration between our faculty, coaches, and of course, the student-athletes who excel both in the classroom and athletic arena," said Bobby Reinhart, Athletic Director.
Since the inception of the award in 2006-07, the FHSAA Academic Team Champion recognition program honors teamwork not only in competition but in the classroom as well. The program recognizes teams in each of the Association’s 20 sanctioned sports and 11 recognized sports, naming an Academic Team Champion in each classification. Each classification and overall sport winner receives a commemorative plaque. For overall classification winners, the top 10 schools in each category receive points. Ten points are awarded for a first-place finish, nine points for second, etc. The school in each class with the highest cumulative point total for the entire school year is recognized.
Founded in 1960, Berkeley is an independent, Episcopal, college-preparatory day school located in Tampa, FL, for boys and girls in grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12. Approximately 1,380 students gather here from the greater Tampa Bay area to form ONE Berkeley.