CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Charleston Catholic won the inaugural Class A girls MVB Bank Champions Cup for overall athletic and academic success in the 2017-2018 academic year.
The school’s graduation rate of 97 percent or higher, combined with six top eight finishes in athletic championships this past year catapulted Charleston Catholic to the top spot, beating out runner-up Wheeling Central.
The Irish totaled 604.5 points on the year, followed by Wheeling Central (488 points), Williamstown (380 points), Clay-Battelle (366 points) and Doddridge County (294 points) in the top five.
Charleston Catholic scored top-eight finishes this year in soccer (97 points), track (95), cross-country (95 points), girls basketball (88), swimming (87 points), tennis (42.5 points), to go along with 100 points from its graduation rate.
The MVB Bank Champions Cup, presented by the West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC), recognizes the top performing high schools in the state for their overall athletic and academic achievement.
The recipients of the MVB Bank Champions Cups are selected by a point system that reward the top eight finishers in each state championship sanctioned by the WVSSAC.
Points are earned by finishing first (100), second (97), third (95), fourth (93), fifth (91), sixth (89), seventh (87) and eighth (85). Additional points are earned for the graduation rate of each school: 100%-97% (100 points), 96.99%-94% (97), 93.99%-91% (95), 90.99%-88% (93), 87.99%-85% (91), 84.99%-82% (89), 81.99%-79% (87) and 78.99%-76% (85).
**Ravenswood won the Class A boys MVB Bank Champions Cup. Winners for Class AA will be announced on Wednesday, with the Class AAA winners announced Thursday.