SPORTS – “Bear River High’s fall sports teams earn Academic All-State honors”

BEAR RIVER HIGH – By Cari Doutre – November 5, 2020

The Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has awarded Bear River High School student athletes and teams big honors that date back to spring 2020 – the season that never was. An Academic State Champion team in each sport and classification is awarded to the school with the highest-grade point average (GPA).

And Bear River High student athletes did extremely well academically.

Van Park, Bear River High School Athletic Director, recently received a plaque for the 2020 Bear River High softball team that were named the 4A Academic State Champions. Despite only playing two games last spring before schools and sports were shut down due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic concerns, the team still made the grade.

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2020 Bear River High School softball team - Photo by Andy Marchant Photography

To top if off, fall sports at Bear River High for 2020 also took home some big honors.

This year’s girls’ cross-country team from Bear River High were named the 4A Academic State Champions.

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2020 Bear River High School girls' cross-country team - Photo by Andy Marchant Photography

Following with second place overall recognitions this fall were the boys’ cross-country team and the Bear River High girls’ tennis team.

The 2020 Bear River High girls’ soccer team and the football team both took third for academic excellence.

“We are so proud of our athletes and coaches who are truly ‘BEARS 4 Life’ and doing those things on and off the playing surface that we expect in our athletic programs,” Park said.

The following students also made the Academic All-State list for fall 2020:

Jefferson Kowallis (cross-country)

Joseph Nelson (cross-country)

Abigail Rhodes (cross-country)

Madison White (cross-country)

Morgan Noyes (soccer)

Kenya Tomlinson (soccer)

Rayden Coombs (football)

Hayden Lewis (football)

Braden Munns (football)

Kortnie Burton (volleyball)


The mission of the Utah Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association is to develop, promote and preserve the educational values of interscholastic athletics. To serve its members, the UIAAA offers resources, professional development and leadership training. The intent of this Association is to maintain and improve partnerships with the Utah High School Activities Association, National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, businesses and other professional organizations. Furthermore, the UIAAA seeks to instill the highest ideals of ethical character while serving the athletic community.