Truckee High takes commanding lead in NIAA’s Award of Excellence standings |

Truckee High takes commanding lead in NIAA’s Award of Excellence standings

The Truckee Wolverines traditionally are strong starters in the NIAA’s annual Award of Excellence program, but their 2008 fall season was a record-breaker in all facets.

Truckee scored a fall-season record total of 1,340 points ” better than any other school in any classification ” to take a commanding lead in the 3A after the first segment. In other classifications, Wells (1A), Whittell (2A) and Bishop Manogue (4A) lead after the fall season.

The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, the governing body of Nevada high school sports, began the program in 2001. The scoring system awards points to schools based on varsity teams’ performances in the classroom, at the athletic venue and in the Citizen Through Sports Program.

Each of the three major categories ” academics, athletics and sportsmanship ” are weighed equally in the scoring.

Truckee, the defending and two-time past champion, set season records for the fall total (breaking its own record of 1,110 set last year), the fall academic total (770, breaking the record of 670 set last year), and the fall athletic total (570, breaking the record of 480 set by North Tahoe in 2005).

Truckee won the overall last year with a grant total of 3,240 points between the three seasons. The Wolverines also won the 2002-2003 school year.

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