The Wells Fargo Cup, presented and sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., recognizes overall excellence in high school athletics among NCISAA member institutions.

Since 1985, the Wells Fargo Cup has been presented to the schools in each classification with the best overall interscholastic athletic programs. The Wells Fargo Cup is awarded to the school with the most combined points for each classification. The winning schools receive an engraved silver cup and a banner.  Both awards are provided as permanent recognition of that year’s athletic excellence. As such, the Cup has become a valued athletic achievement award in North Carolina.


  1. The winning schools are determined by point totals earned through competition in State Championships.
  2. Each school that finishes in the top eight of a State Championship tournament receives Wells Fargo Cup points. This is applicable for sports who compete by division as well as classification.
  3. Wells Fargo points are awarded as follows:
    • 1st place = 50 points
    • 2nd place = 45 points
    • 3rd place = 40 points
    • 4th place = 35 points
    • 5th place = 30 points
    • 6th place = 25 points
    • 7th place = 20 points
    • 8th place = 15 points
  4. In the event of a tie, the point total for that finish is divided evenly among the schools involved.