LINCOLN – The Nebraska School Activities Association announced the final standings for the NSAA Cup for the 2018-2019 school year.
The annual awards program began in the fall of 2006 to recognize the state’s most successful high school athletic and fine arts programs, presents awards to the 12 Nebraska high schools which earn the most points during the school year by participating in NSAA education-based activity programs.
The NSAA Cup is presented to the winning schools in the four classes of the All-School Division, Girls Division and Boys Division during a special ceremony in the following fall.
Winners are determined by a point system based on participation in NSAA education-based activities and performance in state championship events within each division and class. Music, which does not have a state level event, earned points based on participation at the district music contest.
All schools, which finish in the top eight positions (plus any ties) in a state championship event, receive points. In activities’ championships involving cooperative agreements, each of the schools in the cooperative will earn the points for that respective event providing they have at least one student participating in the cooperative varsity team.
In playoff events involving teams in a split classification, the same top eight positions in that event’s class (example D1 and D2) will earn full points for their class competition. If there are fewer than eight schools from a classification in the event, only those schools represented, are eligible to receive points.
Championship performance points are awarded for all activities championship events as follows; first place (50 points), second place (45 points), third place (40 points), fourth place (35 points), fifth place (30 points), sixth place (25 points), seventh place (20 points) and eighth place (15 points).
Area schools experienced success in NSSA based activities and championships and it reflected in the final cup standings.
The Waverly Vikings finished 10th in the overall cup boys’ standings in Class B with 325 points. The girls’ teams scored 185 of the points and finished seventh in the girls standings.
Girls track led the way by scoring 40 points, while baseball, girls’ basketball, volleyball and football accounted for 37.5 each.