FCDS Wins Prestigious Wells Fargo Cup for Athletic Excellence

Forsyth Country Day School has won the Wells Fargo Cupthe most prestigious athletic award for independent schools in North Carolina.

The cup, awarded by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., recognizes the overall excellence in high school athletics among members of the North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Schools earn points in the fall, winter, and spring sports seasons, gaining 50 points for a championship, 45 for a runner-up finish, 40 for third place, etc. down to 15 points for eighth place. With the Fury girls’ basketball team winning the state championship and soccer, softball, baseball, boys’ golf, boys' swimming, boys’ and girls’ track and field, and boys' cross country placing, FCDS earned a winning total of 527.5 points, taking the cup by more than 100 points over the second-place finisher.

FCDS last won the Wells Fargo Cup (formerly the Wachovia Cup) in 2001. Previously, it won in 1982, 2000, and 2001.

Athletic Director John Stubblefield, Ed.D., who joined the faculty this year, is extremely proud of Forsyth’s athletes, coaches, and program. “At FCDS, we view athletics as a co-curricular activity that serves to further advance our mission of preparing students for what's ahead,” he said. “Winning the Wells Fargo Cup is a tremendous achievement that recognizes our committed athletes, dedicated coaches, and supportive parents.”

Congratulations to our student-athletes and coaches! Go Furies!