Boys Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Hunter Clasen. Jesuit | Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year
By JOEY KNIGHT
Published June 24, 2007
Unweighted GPA: 3.99
Standardized test score: 1340 SAT
Sports: Cross country, soccer, track (four-year letterman in each)
Class schedule as senior: AP calculus, AP chemistry, honors economics/government, honors physics, Christian life, honors English
Proudest academic accomplishment: Earning straight A's for his final three years at Jesuit.
Proudest athletic accomplishment: Winning the Class 2A state title in the 400 meters as a junior in a school-record time (47.54).
Other feats: Was standout defender on soccer team that reached the Class 4A state semifinals in 2006 and '07. ... Member of Principal's Honor Roll all four years of high school. ... Member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society).
Last class in which he earned lower than a B: Music in third grade (he thinks) at Forest Hills Elementary. Clasen initially got a C. "I think my mom called in and did something to have them change it, " he said. "There was some controversy about it. I don't remember what it was. I think it got raised up to a B. I'm not sure. I remember someone messing with me when I was trying to take a test."
Plans: Attend Georgia Tech on a track scholarship.
Did you know?: Clasen holds five school track records as either an individual or relay team member: 400, 200, 4x400, 4x800 and distance medley relay.
Quotable: "He's the total package. He's got drive. He's got brains. He's got the personality, and he's very influential. He's a good guy. People look up to him. People respect him a lot. He's not up on a cloud or anything like that." - Jesuit track coach Ray Rodriguez
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.40/4.0
Standardized test score: 1540 SAT
Sports: Cross country, soccer
Notable: Class salutatorian. ... Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award. ... Soccer team MVP in 2006, midfield MVP in '07. ... Soccer team captain as junior and senior. ... Co-captain of Academic Team. ... Recipient of Lakeland Regional Medical Center "100-Hour Service Award" for performing 124 volunteer hours in summer '05.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 5.2/3.6
Standardized test scores: 1000 SAT, 26 ACT
Notable: Saladino Award winner as Hillsborough County's top senior baseball player. ... Third-round choice of the Padres in recent Major League Baseball draft. ... Won nine games as a pitcher and hit .411 with seven home runs in '07. ... Recipient of Golden Raven Award.
Plans: Has athletic/academic scholarship to Florida but might opt for professional baseball.
Unweighted GPA: 4.0
Standardized test scores: 1260 SAT, 28 ACT
Sports: Baseball, football (freshman, sophomore)
Notable: Led Tigers in seven offensive categories, including batting average (.525) home runs (five) and RBIs (38) as a senior. ... Member of Principal's Honor Roll four consecutive years. ... National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member. ... Received appointment to U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 7.71/3.99
Standardized test score: 1600 SAT
Sports: Swimming, track
Notable: Holder of school records in 100 backstroke and 200 freestyle relay. ... Class 2A state qualifier in four events. ... National Merit finalist. ... Fourth place at state science fair. ... Named Presidential Scholar, a distinction awarded to only 144 high school students nationwide. ... Member of Tampa Bay Youth Orchestra.
Weighted/unweighted GPA: 6.6/3.9
Standardized test scores: 1350 SAT, 33 ACT
Sport: Baseball, swimming (freshman, junior), soccer (freshman, sophomore)
Notable: Baseball team captain. ... Principal's Honor Roll member four consecutive years. ... Florida Key Scholar. ... Member of Spanish National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta (math honor society). ... Community service at Metropolitan Ministries past three years.
Plans: George Washington (on a partial baseball scholarship)