Grand Island Central Catholic, Shickley top NSAA Cup final standings

A GICC football helmet sits on a table at Grand Island Central Catholic during a press conference, April 12, 2017 (NTV News)

The Nebraska School Activities Association is pleased to announce the final standings for The NSAA Cup, the NSAA All-Activities Award for Nebraska high schools. 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.

This all-activities (fine arts and sports), all-school recognition platform recognizes the “Best of the Best” each year in NSAA programs.

Grand Island Central Catholic and Shickley are the best of their respective class regarding activities following the 2017-18 school year. GICC activities, with 337.5 points, came away 30 clear of Wahoo in the Class C standings. Neither the boys nor girls finished in the top five respectively, but the joint effort was good enough for the school-wide gold.

Shickley came away with the Class D title with 275 points, 10 more than Johnson-Brock. The school benefited from the co-op with Bruning-Davenport in many of the sports those schools compete in as the Eagles.

The NSAA Cup is presented to the winning schools in the four classes of the All-School Division, Girls Division and Boys Division during special ceremonies the following fall. NSAA Cup Details & Point System. Each year the NSAA recognizes the most successful activities programs in the state with the NSAA Cup. 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, earns points based on participation at the district music contest.

The boys and girls competition in each class features schools earning participation and performance points from their respective activities. In the all-school division, schools receive participation points for each of its NSAA registered programs, and earn additional points for placing in NSAA championship events.

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 on the cooperative varsity team.

In playoff events involving teams in a split classification, the same top eight positions in that event’s class (ex. 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.

Class A

School (OVERALL Cup Points)

1. Lincoln Southwest (752.5)

2. Millard North (545)

3. Millard West (542.5)

4. Lincoln East (510)

5. Kearney (452.5)

6. Papillion-La Vista (422.5)

7. Creighton Preparatory School (420)

8. Omaha Westside (400)

9. Lincoln Pius X (392.5)

10. Millard South (367.5)

Class B

School (OVERALL Cup Points)

1. Elkhorn South (645)

2. Omaha Skutt Catholic (597.5)

3. Elkhorn (557.5)

4. Gretna (532.5)

5. York (492.5)

6. Scottsbluff (317.5)

7. Holdrege (290)

8. Northwest (277.5)

9. Beatrice (247.5)

10. Hastings (242.5)

Class C

School (OVERALL Cup Points)

1. Grand Island Central Catholic (337.5)

2. Wahoo (307.5)

3. Columbus Scotus (305)

4. Lincoln Lutheran (295)

5. Hartington-Newcastle (285)

T6. Lincoln Christian (280)

T6. Norfolk Catholic (280)

8. Malcolm (277.5)

9. Bishop Neumann (267.5)

10. Aquinas Catholic (262.5)

Class D

School (OVERALL Cup Points)

1. Shickley (275)

2. Johnson-Brock (265)

3. Mullen (235)

4. Humphrey St. Francis (225)

5. Bruning-Davenport (220)

6. Falls City Sacred Heart (197.5)

7. Lourdes Central Catholic (195)

8. Rock County (190)

9. Heartland (187.5)

T10. Giltner (185)

T10. Keya Paha County (185)

2017-18 NSAA Cup Final Standings

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

Eighth place – 15 points

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