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Campolindo High School

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School type  Public high school
CEEB code  052058
Principal  John Walker
Phone  +1 925-280-3950
Colors  Navy Blue, Red
Established  1962
NCES School ID  060165000033
Grades  9–12
Mascot  Cougar
Address  300 Moraga Rd, Moraga, CA 94556, USA
District  Acalanes Union High School District
Similar  De La Salle High School, Maintena, Monte Vista High School, Northgate High School, Ygnacio Valley High School
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Campolindo High School is a public high school located in Moraga, California, United States, and is in the Acalanes Union High School District. Campolindo offers an advanced education system with particular emphasis on its participation in the Advanced Placement (AP) Program.

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In 2015, Campolindo was ranked 28th in California (and 178th nationally) by U.S. News & World Report.

Athletics

The Campolindo Cougars play in Division III, and have programs in women's volleyball, men's football, men's/women's basketball, men's baseball, men's/women's water polo, men's/women's cross country, men's/women's track and field, men's/women's swimming and diving, men's/women's soccer and men's volleyball.

Men's fall sports: football, water polo, and cross country

Men's winter sports: basketball, soccer, and wrestling

Men's spring sports: baseball, golf, swimming, diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and lacrosse

Women's fall sports: water polo, cross country, golf, volleyball, and tennis

Women's winter sports: basketball and soccer

Women's spring sports: softball, swimming, diving, track and field, golf, and lacrosse

Academic Decathlon

Campolindo's Academic Decathlon team has won the Medium Size Schools state decathlon award in 2013, advancing to the online national championship while placing third in Division III and winning a most improved team award in the process. At the 2013 Online National Championship held April 4 and 26, the Cougars won first place, in the process earning the first national title for Campolindo in any competition and the first national championship in Academic Decathlon for any school in Northern California. In 2017, the Campolindo team won the county competition for the seventh time in a row, making a new record in the Contra Costa County for consecutive county championships in Academic Decathlon.

Soda Aquatic Center

The Soda Aquatic Center opened to the public in 1999 and has three pools: a 3.5-foot-deep (1.1 m) pool, a diving well 10 to 13 feet (4.0 m) deep with two 1-meter springboards and two 3-meter springboards, and a competition pool. The 50 meter by 25-yard (23 m) competition pool is considered to be one of the fastest pools in the country.

The Soda Aquatic Center is the annual host of:

  • The Water Polo Premier League
  • The Orinda Moraga Pool Association's Swimming Championship Meet
  • The DFAL Swimming and Diving Championship Meet
  • Because it has one of the few 50 meter pools in the area, the Soda Center is home to Orinda Aquatics and frequently used for USA Swimming swim meets.

    The diving tank was used during the filming of the science television program Mythbusters to test the myths "Underwater Car and "Breathing Through a Tire".

    The center replaced a large blacktop area which was known by students as the "backlot", where some students (sometimes called "backlotters") would congregate in large numbers during breaks to smoke and socialize.

    Notable alumni

  • Matt Biondi, 11-time Olympic medal winner in swimming
  • Paul Faries, MLB second baseman
  • Chip Hale, pro baseball player with the Minnesota Twins (1989–90, 1993–96) and Los Angeles Dodgers (1997) later bench coach for the Oakland Athletics, currently the manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks (2014 - )
  • Cameron Ochs aka "Cam" (2002), Grammy-nominated country-music singer and songwriter
  • Bryce Pinkham (2001), Tony-nominated stage and television actor; performed lead role in Tony-award winning musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder
  • Aaron Poreda (2004), major league pitcher drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft, and traded to the San Diego Padres; now with the Texas Rangers
  • Stephen Robinson, astronaut
  • Peter Rocca, Olympic swimmer
  • Carey Schueler, first woman ever drafted by a Major League Baseball team
  • Jeff Stevens, professional baseball player with the Chicago Cubs
  • Kim Vandenberg, 2008 Olympic bronze medalist in swimming
  • Matt Vasgersian, sportscaster and television host
  • Jon Zuber, pro baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies for parts of the 1996 and 1998 seasons also a player and later an assistant coach at UC Berkeley.
  • References

    Campolindo High School Wikipedia