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Athletics Department is Named NYSPHSAA School of Excellence

The Cortland Enlarged City School District is thrilled to announce that the varsity athletic program has again been named a
designated Schools of Excellence for its classroom achievements. Cortland is the only school district in Cortland County that has been awarded this honor and joins a select list of 101 schools in NYS that received this distinction.

In order to be named a School of Excellence, a school must have 75 percent of its varsity teams earn scholar-athlete status (earning a grade point average of 90 or above). Cortland is proud to have 20 of its 24 varsity teams qualify for this award.

“I am extremely proud of the commitment the Cortland student-athletes have shown to their academic success,” Athletic Director Tim Wagoner said. “Cortland Athletics encourages student-athletes to emphasize their academics. Achievement off the playing field is just as important as performance on the field.”

In addition, Lauren Swartz and Alex Ryan earned 2019 Section III Scholar Athlete award recognition. Lauren and Alex have demonstrated academic success at Cortland High School and both were varsity athletes.

Here's the full list of schools honored by the NYSPHSAA




Mr. Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent

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