As a result of our strong fall sports season, Battle Ground Academy came in at No. 32 out of all high schools in the country on the MaxPreps Cup fall standings. As for Tennessee schools on that list, BGA was the second best out of six Tennessee schools listed.
Each season, the MaxPreps Cup uses a formula to determine the top overall high school athletic programs in the country. This formula factors in state championships, runner-up finishes, and national rankings. Number of points awarded also depends on size of state, sport popularity, playoff enrollment division, and the number of participants in an enrollment division.
BGA was awarded 623 points for its girls volleyball state championship and for boys golf, girls golf and girls soccer being runners-up in championships.
It is BGA’s care of students and drive to always improve that has led the athletic program toward a success like this, according to Fred Eaves, Assistant Head of School for Operations and Co-Curricular Programs at BGA.
“We want to ensure that we put quality people around our students who help them reach their potential both as people and as student-athletes,” Eaves said.
“It is important that we continue to work and develop as student-athletes, administrators, and coaches to reach this goal consistently.”
One way BGA aims to create an excellent athletics program is through promoting a set of core values that form the acronym H.E.A.R.T. – hard work, enthusiasm, accountability, resilience and teamwork.
“We work hard to embody these values in every aspect of our work with our students,” Eaves said.
In light of this past fall’s accomplishments, Eaves looks forward to the rest of the current winter season and the spring season.
“I am excited about the resurgence of our basketball programs and the wrestling program reaching the duals State Tournament a second consecutive year,” Eaves said.
“I also believe we are going to have a great spring with a lot of good student-athletes returning to those rosters.”