CIF award deadlines approaching
Time is running out to nominate high school student-athletes for a pair of awards being presented by the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF).
The Spirit of Sport Award recognizes one male and one female student-athlete during each season of sport. Student-athletes are selected based on exemplary sportsmanship, school/community service and leadership.
Winners receive $500 as well as an award at the spring Federated Council dinner on May 3. All nominees receive a sportsmanship certificate. Nomination forms are sent to all CIF-member schools prior to each season of sport and are also be available below.
Application forms are available at www.cifstate.org, and the deadline for nominations is Jan. 28.
The CIF/Farmers Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award recognizes 22 student-athletes based on excellence in athletics, academic and character.
One male and one female statewide winner will each receive $5,000 as well as a visit to the State Capitol in Sacramento where they will be honored in front of the legislature. In addition, two winners (one male and one female) from each of the 10 CIF Sections will receive $2,000 each.
Nomination packets have been sent to all school principals, and the nomination deadline is Feb. 15.