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PURPOSE OF AWARDS - To promote and recognize academic achievement by Minnesota high school football players in each classification. Individual academic recognitions in each class will be awarded based on the following standards and procedures:

1.) Must be a SENIOR varsity letterman for the current season who is a starter on either offense, defense, or special teams/kicking game.
2.) Player must have outstanding football and leadership ability plus academic excellence.
3.) Player must carry a 3.0 (4.0 scale) grade-point average in an academic core curriculum in his sophomore, junior and first quarter of the senior year.
4.) Player CANNOT have any Minnesota State High School League eligibility penalties or infractions during their high school career.
5.) Each class will select a team consisting of the number stated below:
6A - 19
5A - 18
4A - 17
3A - 16
2A - 15
1A - 14
9M - 13
6.) The teams will not be selected by position, but the committee will select the top football players of each class who meet the criteria stated above.
7.) To be eligible for the team academic awards, the head coach must be a current member of the MFCA.

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES:
1.) All applications should be typed with the correct names and data.
2.) The selection committee must have a good summary of not only the player's academic record, but the player's football accomplishments as well.
3.) If the first quarter grades are not out for the applicant senior year, his first quarter senior subjects must be listed.
4.) All applications must be sent to your class academic all-state individual representative. If you have any problems, contact your class representative first. Please check the time deadlines on the application form.
5.) Grading Period: The grades should be from the past full year. No summer school or current fall grades will be used.
6.) To be eligible for the individual academic awards, the head coach must be a current member of the MFCA.
7.) Nominations should be submitted by November 1st, and class reps should submit individual academic all-state selections to committee chairman (Nick David) by November 8th.

INDIVIDUAL ACADEMIC ALL-STATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
6A - Mike Law, Blaine; michael.law@ahschools.us
5A - Corey Shea, Waconia; cshea@isd110.org
4A - Andy Rostberg, Hutchinson; andrewrostberg@gmail.com
3A - Brian Odland, St. Peter; bodland@stpeterschools.org
2A - Scott Gonnerman, Morris Area; sgonnerman@morris.k12.mn.us
1A - Wayne Petermeier, Browerville; ribsy@browerville.k12.mn.us
9M - Mike Mahlen, Verndale; mmahlen@vps.verndale.k12.mn.us
Chairman - Nick David, Mound Westonka; (952) 491-8316; davidn@westonka.k12.mn.us  

PURPOSE OF AWARDS - To promote and recognize academic achievement by Minnesota high school football teams in each classification. Team academic recognitions in each class will be awarded based on the following standards and procedures:

CRITERIA

GOLD AWARDS: A team must have a GPA of 3.26 or above for the past school year for their whole home official roster. NO Freshmen can be included.
SILVER AWARDS: A team must have a GPA of 3.00-3.25 for the past school year for their whole home official roster. NO Freshmen can be included.

GUIDELINES & PROCEDURES:
1.) The teams and awards from each class will be chosen by the Academic All-State Team Committee.
2.) A team must use all members on their official home roster in determining the team GPA (may include Grades 10-12, NO freshmen for small schools).
3.) Each player’s GPA must be considered when calculating composite team GPA.
4.) A 4.00 system will be used and 4.00 will be the highest grade possible. No weighted grades.
5.) Grades will be rounded to two decimal points.
6.) Grades will be from the past full school year. No summer school or current fall grades should be included.
7.) Individual GPA’s will be added together and divided by the number of team members to determine the team GPA. The team GPA must be included on the entry form.
8.) A school official (principal, counselor, etc.) must electronically sign the form.
9.) To be eligible for the team academic awards, the head coach must be a current member of the MFCA.
10.) Form must be submitted by November 1st and class representatives must submit award winners to the committee chair (Wayne Petermeier) by November 8th.

TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-STATE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
9M - Chad Christensen, Hancock; chad.christianson@hancockisd768.org
1A - Wayne Petermeier, Browerville; ribsy@browerville.k12.mn.us
2A - Jon Bakken, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown; jbakken@wem.k12.mn.us
3A - Dave Rocheleau, Pierz; drocheleau@pierz.k12.mn.us
4A - Terry Bahlmann, Marshall; terry.bahlmann@marshall.k12.mn.us
5A - Bubba Sullivan, Northfield; bsullivan@northfieldschools.org
6A - Bo Wasurick, Anoka; robert.wasurick@ahschools.us
Chairman - Wayne Petermeier, Browerville; (320) 594-8124, ribsy@browerville.k12.mn.us