The Menlo School football team, boys' water polo team and girls' golf team did not bring home Central Coast Section championships this season.
Those squads, however, earned something just as impressive by being 2012-13 CCS Fall Scholastic Championship Teams -- compiling the highest cumulative grade-point average in the section in their respective sports.
Menlo topped all football teams with a combined 3.4914 GPA. CCS Division IV football champ Sacred Heart Prep was third at 3.3119. This marks the fifth scholastic championships for the Knights in football, which also won in 1987, 2004, 2005 and 2009.
The Knights also had the No. 1 scholastic team in girls' golf, compiling a cumulative 3.8500. And, in boys' water polo, Menlo was No. 1 with a 3.5800 GPA.
The Menlo girls' water polo team ranked No. 5 at 3.513 while trailing No. 1 Castilleja (3.8889) and No. 3 Menlo-Atherton (3.6000). Castilleja's water polo team had the second-high overall GPA among all teams in all sports, trailing only the Branham girls' cross-country team (3.9280).
Castilleja excelled in four of its five sports -- ranking No. 1 in girls' tennis (3.8605), No. 2 in volleyball (3.7391), and No. 5 in cross country (3.7815) in addition to the No. 1 mark in water polo.
The scholastic awards, instituted by the CCS Board of Managers in 1985, recognize the top five varsity teams from each CCS sport with the highest collective GPA.