"I've never had a team that has such a strong GPA so this was a new experience for me," said head coach Ralph Fields. "It's definitely something to be proud of."
Fields has been coaching basketball for 15 years, the last five at Amador.
"As a coach you're always worried about one or two guys, but this year not at all," he said. "All of our seniors are going off to college, nice colleges. The award is a nice thing for the community, for the school and for the basketball program."
Fields surprised the varsity with the award at the end of the season basketball banquet, which was held with the JV and freshman teams also.
"They set a very high standard," Fields said. "It's nice that the younger guys got to see that and know it's important."
He said team members may have been surprised to find out that their fellow players also receive top grades.
"Guys don't know the guy's GPA next to them - it's not typical locker room talk," Fields said.
"I think this is not just about the basketball program," he added. "It's about the staff at Amador, the administration, our athletic director Lou Cesario, our parents all working together. It's a total team effort."
Team members are Anthony Adams, Brad Carbine, Stockley Chafee, Jamaun Charles, Jeros Domagas, Glenn Leininger, Mat Macapagal, Max Molz, Austin Piscotty, Scott Rasnick, Nick Reyes, Brandon Ruotolo, Josh Slaton, David Wang and Josh Weiman. Assistant coaches are Steve Cain, Dave Goldman, Chris Norwood and Bill Martin.
Other Division 1 basketball teams that received the award are Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, with a 3.68 GPA; and San Ramon Valley High in Danville, with a 3.38.