Seattle Prep baseball, Holy Names softball, Lynnwood girls golf, and Inglemoor boys soccer also claimed academic state titles.
In the category of getting a team that can do both, Mountlake Terrace baseball and Eastlake softball are vying for state championships in their respective sport and have won an academic title.
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) released its spring team academic state champions. The list is separated by sport or activity per classification, averaging the team’s compiled grade point average (GPA) to comprise the winner.
Mountlake Terrace baseball had a 3.610 GPA to win the Class 2A championship for its 15-member squad. The Hawks (17-8) placed third in the District 1/2 tournament and have advanced to the semifinals of the state tourney. Mountlake Terrace plays West Valley on Friday at County Stadium in Yakima.
It’s the Hawks’ first trip to the semis in program history, last reaching the state tournament in 2014.
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Eastlake won the Class 4A softball academic state title with a 3.890 GPA for its 16-member team.
The Wolves (19-3) are playing in the state tournament for the first time since 2011. Eastlake opens the round-of-16 against Auburn Riverside on Friday at Dwight-Merkel Sports Complex in Spokane.
Squalicum girls tennis had the highest GPA of all the spring sports at 3.982 for its 13 student-athletes.
Here’s the complete list of WIAA spring team academic state champions: