2008-2009 PVS SCHOLAR-ATHLETE AWARD

 

The purpose of this award is to emphasize the importance of scholastic achievement through a program that recognizes the scholastic excellence of Potomac Valley swimmers.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all PVS/USA Swimming athletes who:

1.      have completed grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 during 2008-2009,

2.     have attained a 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA) for the ENTIRE 2008-2009 school year, AND

3.      have achieved a 3.5, or higher, event standard average in a minimum of five events during the 2008-09 competition year.

Note: The above wording has been updated to clarify current PVS requirements for receiving this award.Also please note that per the PVS Board, modifications to these criteria will be considered to allow Athletes attending Fairfax County Schools to be judged on an equal basis with Athletes from other School Districts.

 

APPLICATION:

A student must submit an application. A copy of the studentís final report card must be included with the application.

YEAR END REPORT CARD IS REQUIRED FOR VERIFICATION OF CUMULATIVE GPA.

SIGNATURE OF GUIDANCE COUNSELOR IS REQUIRED ONLY IF YOUR SCHOOL DOES NOT ISSUE REPORT CARDS WITH A CALCULATED CUMULATIVE GPA.

DEADLINE:

All applications with (1.) report cards, AND (2.) Counselorís signature (if school does not issue report cards with a calculated cumulative GPA), MUST BE POSTMARKED AND/OR RECEIVED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 15, 2009.

A swimmer must also maintain a 3.5, or higher, event standard average in a MINIMUM OF FIVE EVENTS offered in the swimmer's age group. Times must be obtained at a USA Swimming or Potomac Valley Swimming sanctioned or approved short course or long course meets during the 2008-2009 season. High school dual-meet times may not be used. (You may use the time standards applicable to your age on the first day of the meet.)

Please list each event, time, and event standard.

You may find a copy of your times and time standard achieved from the USA Swimming website. Only request times for the time period 2009 (Top 10 single age). You may print out a copy and attach -- highlighting the five swims you want considered.

POINTS:

Conversion of letter grades/event standards to point values are as follows:

SCHOLASTIC

VALUE

EVENT STANDARD

A

4

A, AA, AAA, AAAA

B

3

B, BB

C

2

C

D

1

--

--

0

NT



Special Note: See links for 2005-2008 Quadrenium Event Standards for Short Course Yards, Short Course Meters and Long Course Meters

APPLICATION:

Application for this award must be made on the form provided. Completed applications may be sent through your coach (signature required), or directly to the address below. Direct submission is highly recommended.

1.  Fill out the form using Adobe Reader or Adobe Acrobat.
2.  After completing the form, hit the "Print Form" button.  Save this copy.
3.  After printing, hit the "Submit by Email" button and follow the instructions to send the information to the Scholar Athlete Coordinator's email.Please be sure to REPLACE the ????? in the Subject Line with the Athleteís name.
4.  Have the Athlete, the Athlete's Coach, and the Athlete's Guidance Counselor (if necessary) sign the printed form.  Mail the form and Report Card/Transcript to Dave DiNardo at the address listed below.
5.  New Deadline is 6:00 pm on October 15, 2009.  No exceptions

NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER OCTOBER 15, 2008. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Award recipients will be notified by mail. Please keep a copy of your application.

SEND COMPLETED APPLICATION WITH REPORT CARD TO:

Dave DiNardo

 

6018 North 20th Street

 

Arlington, VA  22205

 

301-255-0765 (day)

 

dave.dinardo@gmail.com