ACADEMIC ALL-STATE TEAMS
The Texas Army National Guard and the Texas High School Coaches Association are proud to recognize the 2020-21 Academic All-State Recipients
We understand that students’ performance in the classroom can sometimes be difficult to manage while participating in athletics, but their hard work has not gone unnoticed. The THSCA Academic All-State Teams recognize high school athletes who excel in the following categories: GPA, class rank and ACT/SAT score. The students below are being recognized as a team member based on their scores in these categories. We applaud them for their commitment and dedication to perform with the highest of excellence academically and on the field or court.
Teams will be listed below by sport as each nomination deadline passes.
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY LOGGING INTO THE THSCA MEMBER PORTAL & SELECTING THE AWARDS OPTION TO VIEW OPEN COMPETITIONS OR REVIEW NOMINATION ENTRIES YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAPER NOMINATIONS, EMAIL NOMINATIONS OR LATE NOMINATIONS.
The following is a complete list of sports and deadlines for nominations in each:
November 1st - Cross Country & Volleyball
December 1st - Football
February 1st - Swimming/Diving
March 1st - Basketball & Wrestling
April 1st - Soccer
May 1st - Tennis, Golf, Track, Softball & Baseball
To be nominated for Academic All-State, a student must be:
An athlete, student trainer or manager in good standing with the team
Of good moral character
Have an overall grade point average of 92 or above (including courses from grades 9-11 and courses completed from grade 12). Weighted GPAs accepted.
Nominations must be made by the head coach of the prospective sport and the head coach must be a member by October 15th. After the nominations are submitted and the deadline is passed, the nominations are sent to the THSCA for review. While the student might initially meet the criteria for nomination, that does not guarantee the student a spot on a team. When reviewing the nominations, the THSCA considers each students’ GPA, class rank, SAT and/or ACT score. The students receive points based on each criteria. The total number of points they receive determines which team they are placed on. The classification of the school is not a factor, and there’s not a limit on how many players can make a team.
The best team a player can make is the Elite Team. It is a great honor to make the Elite team, as a player must have near perfect scores in all categories. The hierarchy then follows in this order: