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Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School Claims 2009 National Pinnacle of Fitness™ Challenge Championship

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Contact(s)


  • Started in 2009
  • The Pinnacle of Fitness Challenge is an NCAA Division I women’s basketball initiative of healthy living and education that has challenged and improved individuals and their communities this year. The Pinnacle of Fitness challenge involved 100 middle schools in nine selected cities, with 74,000 middle school students participating in the program.


Chris Radford, Assistant Director of Public and Media Relations,317/917-6117

ST. LOUIS--- Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle School from Raleigh, N.C., has been crowned the 2009 Pinnacle of Fitness Challenge champion after winning the final competition Monday. Nine middle schools represented by 90 students participated in the finals in conjunction with the 2009 Women’s Final Four.

“Congratulations to the students from Raleigh for winning the first-ever Pinnacle of Fitness Challenge!” said Sue Donohoe, NCAA vice-president of Division I Women’s Basketball. “We enjoyed the challenge of beginning the program in nine markets this season, and we hope to expand the reach of the program in the future.”

Competing middle schools and individual students have and will be recognized through school rewards that include fitness support funding for equipment, apparel and awards sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods Co., the official basketball of the NCAA.