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UIL Lone Star Cup Presentation Scheduled for Austin Vandegrift High School

Media Contact: Chris Schmidt
Phone: 512-471-5883
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Date: Oct 20, 2015
Category: General Information


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN, TX— The University Interscholastic League will honor Austin Vandegrift High School on Wednesday, Oct. 21 for winning the 2015 UIL Lone Star Cup presented by State Farm. The UIL Lone Star Cup trophy presentation will take place during the homecoming pep rally at Ed W. Monroe Memorial Stadium, which begins at 7 p.m.

“The UIL Lone Star Cup honors the best overall academic, athletic and music programs in the state of Texas,” said UIL Executive Director Dr. Charles Breithaupt. “It takes contributions from every student, teacher and coach in all facets of UIL competition to win this outstanding award. The winning schools and communities should be proud of this incredible achievement.”

Austin Vandegrift High School set a school record with 94 UIL Lone Star Cup points after earning state championships in marching band, boys golf and girls swimming and diving. The Vipers were also state finalists in girls soccer, state semifinalists in football, placed in top five at state in girls golf and boys swimming and earned additional points in team tennis, boys basketball, boys soccer and academics. The Conference 5A victory is Austin Vandegrift’s first ever UIL Lone Star Cup win. UIL Assistant Athletic Director Traci Neely will be on hand to make the presentation.

The UIL Lone Star Cup is awarded annually to six high schools, one in each of the six UIL classifications (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A and 6A), based on their team performance in district and state championships. The winning schools in each classification receive the UIL Lone Star Cup trophy and a $1,000 scholarship, also presented by the UIL. The UIL Lone Star Cup program began during the 1997-98 season.

Presentations for 2015 UIL Lone Star Cup winners Cross Plains, Shiner, Brock, Argyle and Southlake Carroll occurred earlier this fall.

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