Beaufort Academy awarded first ever President's Cup

Beaufort Academy awarded first ever President's Cup

Beaufort Academy awarded President's Cup
Beaufort Academy Athletic Director Neal McCarty is presented the President’s Cup at the 2017 SCISA Board of Directors meeting by Mike Fanning, SCISA Athletic Director. Photo courtesy Beaufort Academy

For the first time in school history, Beaufort Academy is the recipient of the South Carolina Independent School Association President’s Cup for the 2016-2017 school year.

The James C. Williams, Jr. President’s Cup is an annual award presented to the most outstanding athletic program in the state.

There are approximately thirty-four SCISA Classification A schools that participate in athletics. BA won two state championships during the 2016-17 academic year: girls and boys soccer, while three other teams (girls tennis, boys tennis and sailing) finishing state runner-up.

“We are very honored to receive SCISA’s President’s Cup Award, which is the highest distinction for an athletic program,” Athletic Director, Neal McCarty said. “Our athletic program continues to make progress across the board each year with 100% of our varsity teams qualifying for the state playoffs or competed in a state tournament, meet and match in 2016-17,” he said.

“This distinction for BA was made possible by the support and commitment our athletic program receives from the coaching staff, student-athletes, faculty, administration, families and community.”

BA’s athletic program is off to a great start this school year as well. This fall, the volleyball and girls tennis teams both won state championships for first time in school history and the football team won a play-off game for first time.