Whitney Young Academic Center

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Whitney Young Academic Center
Location 211 S Laflin St
Chicago, IL 60607
State FlagOfIllinois.png Illinois
Region Chicago Public Schools
Whitney Young Academic Center is located in Illinois
Whitney Young Academic Center
Whitney Young Academic Center
Member of SO since 2013-2014
Feeds to Whitney Young Magnet High School
Results History
Best regional 1st (2016-2019)
Best state 8th (2019)

Whitney Young Academic Center (WYAC) is a Division B team in Chicago, Illinois that competes in the Chicago Public Schools Regional.

The Whitney Young Academic Center team was created in 2013. It has won the CPS regional competition every year since 2016, and has a best placing in the state tournament of 8th in 2019. The team is made up of 7th and 8th graders, along with 5 freshmen who attend the high school. Typically, these freshmen must have competed for the WYAC team in 7th or 8th grade. There is only one varsity team, which is supplemented by alternates.

Historically, some invitationals the WYAC team has gone to include Westinghouse and Rockford Christian. In the past couple years, the team has gone to the University of Chicago (B) invitational, as well as the Kildeer Countryside Invitational in the most recent year.

WYAC feeds into Whitney Young Magnet High School.


Season Rockford Christian University of Chicago Killdeer Countryside Regionals States
2014 - - - Unknown 21st (525)
2015 - - - Unknown -
2016 - - - 1st Unknown
2017 4th (246) - - 1st Unknown
2018 - - - 1st Unknown
2019 10th (338) 4th (169) - 1st (74) 8th (335)
2020 10th (305) 10th (297) 9th (363) Cancelled Cancelled