Fall Sports Begin August 17
All fall sports begin August 17th this year. Fall sports include boys soccer, cross country, football, girls golf, girls tennis, and volleyball. A physical MUST be on file in the Athletic Office before an athlete may try out or participate in any sport. Please get them in early. If you have any questions, please call the Athletic Office at 624-2072. The forms may be found in the registration packet, on this athletic website, or in the front office of BVSW.
NCAA ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
For Division I Athletes
It is important to note that all seniors who graduate in May 2016 will be subject to the new Division 1 Initial-Eligibility Requirements entitled “Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016.” Significant changes as follows:
· The first significant change for this year’s senior class is that ten (10) of the core courses must be completed before the seventh (this fall) semester; seven (7) of the 10 must be in English, math, or natural/physical science. Note that these courses will be “locked in” at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be repeated for GPA improvement to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.
· The other significant change is a new NCAA Division 1 Sliding Scale (relation of ACT or SAT with the GPA).
For Division II Athletes
It is important to note that all juniors (class of 2017) and seniors (class of 2016) will be subject to the existing Division II Initial-Eligibility Eligibility Requirements. All freshman (class of 2019) and sophomores (class of 2018) will be subject to the new Division II Initial Eligibility Requirements.
This link, https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/links?linksSubmit=ShowActiveLinks, will take you to the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal which contains great information on the initial-eligibility requirements, core course information, various student resources, etc.
This link, https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction?hsActionSubmit=searchHighSchool, will take you to the list of approved core courses for the Blue Valley School District.
To see the NCAA Eligibility Quick Reference Guide, please click here.
Congratulations to the 2015 5A State Girls Swim & Dive Champions and the 5A State Baseball Champions!!
Congratulations to the 2015 5A State Runners Up Boys Swim/Dive Team and the 2015 5A State Runners Up Girls Soccer Team!!
Congratulations to Miller Hogan!!
BV Southwest’s Miller Hogan is The Star’s All-Metro baseball player of the year
The Star’s All-Metro baseball team
Miller Hogan, Blue Valley Southwest, senior. Hogan led the Timberwolves to the Kansas Class 5A state championship with a 5-0 record an a 0.00 ERA. He gave up just one unearned run and had 69 strikeouts.
Congratulations to Taylor Wagner!
The Star’s All-Metro girls soccer team
Taylor Wagner, Blue Valley Southwest, senior. The Kansas Class 5A co-offensive player of the year led the Timberwolves to a runner-up finish in Kansas Class 5A. She scored six goals and had five assists as a defensive midfielder. She will play at Iowa State.
Congratulations to Coach Jason Pendleton!
Jason Pendleton, the girls and boys soccer coach, was named the 2015 Girls Soccer Coach of the Year, presented by the Kansas Coaches Association.
Sports Signings 2014-2015
An all-school athletic signing celebration will be held in the Gym on Wednesday, May 6th at 2:30pm for any athlete that is signing a letter of intent for next year. Families and friends will be invited to celebrate with our student athletes. More information will be sent out closer to the date.
Blue Valley Southwest letter jackets may be purchased at Nill Bros Sports or for information about letter jackets from Balfour, please click [here].
We will include updates and links to this site, as athletic information develops at Blue Valley Southwest. Go Timberwolves!