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Athletics

From the Athletic Director

COUNTRY DAY'S ATHLETIC MISSION & EXPECTATIONS
Despite our "no cut" policy, Country Day's athletic program has brought the School statewide acclaim. From 2001 to 2007 the School has either won the prestigious Southern Quality Ford Cup or was state runner-up. The Southern Quality Ford Cup is the Louisiana High School Athletic Association's (LHSAA) All Sports Award that recognizes the leading overall athletic program in each of the LHSAA's seven classes. The competition is based on a school's performance in the 23 sports governed by the LHSAA; Country Day currently contends in 17 of those sports. Any team that finishes in one of the top four places in the state earns points towards the School's quest for the Cup. At the end of the academic year, the school that has accumulated the most points in its class is recognized with this prestigious award.

Country Day is proud of the winning success our students experience on the field, but we are even more pleased that 70 to 80 percent of upper school students participate in at least one sport, with 50 to 60 percent involved in two or more sports. Recent Country Day graduates now participate in collegiate athletic programs at such schools as Dartmouth College, Southern Methodist University, Mississippi State University, University of California at Santa Barbara, Rhodes College, Louisiana State University, and Auburn University.

Every middle and upper school student is encouraged to participate on at least one athletic team, and 75 to 80 percent do. We teach student athletes that the most significant measure of performance is giving their team the best they have to offer. Our coaches are often selected by their peers as the best in their district, and these same coaches take a personal interest in the academic progress of their athletes.

Country Day offers more varsity sports than most Class A High Schools in Louisiana including:

Baseball (Boys)
Basketball (Boys and Girls)
Cross Country (Boys and Girls)
Football (Boys)
Golf (Boys and Girls)
Soccer (Boys and Girls)
Softball (Girls)
Swimming (Boys and Girls)
Tennis (Boys and Girls)
Track (Boys and Girls)
Volleyball (Girls)