State School of the Year Nominations

It's not an exact science and there are no point totals that are compiled for winning league titles or winning section titles. But for nearly 20 years we've been honoring a State School of the Year based on all-around athletic accomplishment and we also select a top overall winner for small schools and medium schools. Who should we be looking at most closely for 2001-2002?

STATE SCHOOL OF THE YEAR NOMINATIONS Criteria: We attempt to spread around the schools we honor to some extent. Finishing high in comparison to every school in the state in various sports gets the most consideration and winning CIF state titles or being a State Team of the Year in sports in which there are no state titles also ranks very high.

The following schools are being evaluated right now for State School of the Year (regardless of enrollment):

Arroyo Grande (Arroyo Grande) CIF Southern Section

Bakersfield (Bakersfield) CIF Central Section

Clovis West (Fresno) CIF Central Section

Dana Hills (Dana Point) CIF Southern Section

De La Salle (Concord) CIF North Coast Section

Mater Dei (Santa Ana) CIF Southern Section

Peninsula (Rolling Hills Estates) CIF Southern Section

Poly (Long Beach) CIF Southern Section

St. Francis (Mountain View) CIF Central Coast Section

Torrey Pines (San Diego) CIF San Diego Section

The following schools are being evaluated right now for State Medium School of the Year (CIF state basketball Div. III enrollments):

Bishop Amat (La Puente) CIF Southern Section

Campolindo (Moraga) CIF North Coast Section

Miramonte (Orinda) CIF North Coast Section

Palm Desert (Palm Desert) CIF Southern Section

The following schools are being evaluated right now for State Small School of the Year (CIF state basketball Div. IV & Div. V enrollments):

Central Catholic (Modesto) CIF Sac-Joaquin Section

Garces (Bakersfield) CIF Central Section

Harvard-Westlake (North Hollywood) CIF Southern Section

Immanuel (Reedley) CIF Central Section

Oak Park (Agoura Hills) CIF Southern Section

St. Mary's (Berkeley) CIF North Coast Section

University (San Francisco) CIF North Coast Section

Valley Christian (San Jose) CIF Central Coast Section

If you'd like to provide any comments or information about these schools or if you'd like to nominate a school not on the list, you can e-mail editor Mark Tennis. His e-mail address is: You can also FAX info to (209) 463-1219.

In addition to choosing a State School of the Year, our year-end honors package also includes State Athlete of the Year honors. Single-sport athletes who have been especially dominant will be considered, but first priority will go to those who've performed at an all-state level in more than one sport. Nominations can be made through the e-mail and FAX numbers listed above.

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