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Helena Capital, Chester-Joplin-Inverness lead MHSA winter academic all-team awards

Posted at 3:58 PM, Apr 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-11 19:06:22-04

HELENA — The Montana High School Association, along with the Montana Army National Guard, unveiled the 2018-19 winter academic all-team awards for the sports of boys and girls basketball, as well as wrestling.

The MHSA/Army National Guard academic all-team award is given each season to the top varsity team that exhibits outstanding academic achievement during the school year’s first quarter of play for that activity, according to the MHSA website. Each member school tallies student-athletes’ grade-point averages for the award.

Helena Capital led the Class AA girls and Class AA boys basketball honors with average GPAs of 3.892 and 3.662, respectively.

Class C Chester-Joplin-Inverness also took a pair of its classification’s honors, boys basketball (3.855) and wrestling (3.183).

The Libby girls basketball program held the highest average GPA of any team, posting an incredible 3.98. The Roundup girls basketball squad was close behind with a 3.964.

The complete list of each classification’s award winners can be found below.

Class AA

Boys basketball — Helena Capital, 3.662 GPA
Girls basketball — Helena Capital, 3.892 GPA
Wrestling — Missoula Big Sky, 3.183 GPA

Class A

Boys basketball — Billings Central, 3.81 GPA
Girls basketball — Libby, 3.98 GPA
Wrestling — Lewistown, 3.14 GPA

Class B

Boys basketball — Columbus, 3.611 GPA
Girls basketball — Roundup, 3.964 GPA (Due to late information, Harlem was originally credited with a 3.826 GPA)
Wrestling — Huntley Project, 3.259 GPA

Class C

Boys basketball — Chester-Joplin-Inverness, 3.855 GPA
Girls basketball — Reed Point-Rapelje, 3.785 GPA
Wrestling — Chester-Joplin-Inverness, 3.183 GPA