DSC00638Red Bank Regional principal Risa Clay (left) awards the second annual Principal Cup’s to Cross Country captains Marissa Albano and Emily McPeak. Standing beside their captains are Cross Country Assistant Coach Erika Picca and Coach Chris Desiere.  

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

Last year, Red Bank Regional High School awarded the first-ever Principal’s Cup trophy to the school sports team that registered the highest average GPA among its members. For the 2013- 2014 school year, that honor once again goes to the Girls’ Cross Country Team, with a collective GPA of 95.21.

The event was celebrated during a special luncheon which also included the various teams that exhibited the highest GPA for their individual seasons.

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PrincipalsCupRBR’s Girls’ Cross Country Team was the first recipient of the Principal’s Cup for having the highest average GPA among its team members (at 96.8%) than all other fall sports’ teams. Coincidently, they also brought in the best team performance with an undefeated record of 7-0 and ranked among the top 25 girls cross country teams in New Jersey. The ladies are pictured here with their coaches, Chris Desiere, April Chichelo and RBR Principal Risa Clay.

Press release from Red Bank Regional High School

This year, Red Bank Regional High School added a new accolade to recognize student athletes, and in this case, scholar athletes, with the first Principal’s Cup.

RBR Principal Risa Clay explains, “We created the Principal’s Cup, which recognizes, acknowledges and celebrates the team that strives for excellence while competing both on the playing field and in the classroom. It is awarded to the team with the highest average GPA among its members.”

The honor this year went to the Girls’ Cross Country team, which, coincidently, had registered the best team performance of the RBR fall sport’s season. For only the third time in its 30-year history, the Girls’ Cross Country team went undefeated with a 7-0 record.  They finished second at the Shore Coaches Invitational and placed five girls in the top 25.

The girls’ performance off the field was equally amazing with a combined GPA of 96.8%.