Posted Date: 01/23/2023
The Texas High School Coaches Association announced the official state finalists of Texas for the 2022-23 National Football Foundation National High School Academic Excellence Award. The award is the first nationwide recognition honoring individual high school football teams for excellence in the classroom with a team 3.0 or above grade point average. Among the finalists were the Alexander High School Bulldogs with an overall grade point average of 3.2.
“Academic success is as important as athletic success, as it can take student athletes to the next step in their lives and on the path to becoming successful citizens,” said Joe Martin, the Executive Director of the Texas High School Coaches Association. UISD Athletic Director Roberto “Bobby” Cruz said, "Congratulations to our student athletes, Coach Edwin Garcia, the coaching staff, and John B. Alexander High School on this great recognition.”
The State Champions and National Finalist for each classification in each state will be announced by the National Football Foundation at the beginning of February. During Super Bowl week, the National Football Foundation will announce the National Champion of the NFF National High School Academic Excellence Award.