Sports Medicine at UPMC Susquehanna is honored to serve student athletes, coaches, and athletic directors in our local school districts by providing health care that keeps them performing to the best of their abilities. Our Sports Medicine staff takes pride in serving athletes of all sports and are encouraged by their successes. The UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup is a new award established to recognize the most excellent UPMC Susquehanna partner school in our region.
Each UPMC Susquehanna partner school chose 10 teams in any seasonal sport (five boys teams, five girls teams) that have the potential to achieve a PIAA district or state championship (A to AAAAAA). Co-op teams were eligible participate separately from the host team.
Partner schools in which teams or individual athletes achieve a PIAA district or state first or second place as a team, or an individual athlete, accrue points for the school as follows:
- 30 Points First Place
- 18 Points Second Place
- Bonus Points can be obtained for individual athletes in any of the school’s programs who achieve first or second place (runner up) status in state competition.
- 10 Points First Place State (Individual)
- 6 Points Second Place State (Individual)
The UPMC Susquehanna Sports Medicine Champions Cup will be presented to the partner school with the highest score for PIAA performance. The privilege of displaying the trophy will be awarded to the school for placement in its trophy case for the year of honor. A similar award will be on display at UPMC Susquehanna to recognize the champion school. The Student Athlete Perseverance Award will be given to an athlete who was injured, rehabilitated and successfully returned to play during the season. One athlete from each participating partner school will be selected for the award by their certified athletic trainer. Awards will be presented at a regional reception following the spring athletic season.