Jesuit High School continued its stellar performance in the FHSAA's Academic Team Champion (ATC) rankings during the 2017-18 winter sports season, as the basketball and soccer teams both earned academic state titles, and wrestling placed third.
The ATC rankings are an average of the cumulative GPAs of all team members in that sport. Jesuit's District champion basketball team, led by head coach Neal Goldman, finished 22-7 and advanced to the Region Semifinal. It claimed the Class 6A boys basketball ATC championship with a team GPA of 3.496.
The District champion soccer team, led by head coach Eric Sims '95, finished 27-2, advanced to the Region Final and was nationally ranked in the Top 10 by MaxPreps for several weeks. It claimed the ATC championship in its classification with a team GPA of 3.666.
Wrestling, led by head coach Sal Basile, won several large tournaments this season as well as both the District Duals and District Tournament. The team placed 3rd in team GPA in its classification with a 3.376 team GPA.
Jesuit has excelled in the ATC standings for years, and 2017-18 has been outstanding as well. Under the leadership of athletic director Terry Rupp '84, four of the five fall sports teams ranked in the Top 7 in their respective classifications in the ATC rankings. Football, under head coach Matt Thompson, repeated as the No. 1 team in its class this fall, and swimming, under head coach Bill Shaffer, ranked No. 2. Click here for a full story about Jesuit's fall sports ATC results.
Overall, Jesuit's winter sports and fall sports each garnered 28 points in the ATC standings. The 56 total points ranks Jesuit No. 1 among all Class 6A boys sports programs this school year, with the spring sports season still to come.
The highest team GPA of a Jesuit team thus far in 2017-18 is cross country with a 3.673, just ahead of soccer's 3.666.
Click here for the full FHSAA ATC rankings for the winter 2017-18 season.