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Times Boys All-Academic team

Matt Brown   |   Boys Scholar-Athlete of the Year

By BOB PUTNAM
Published June 24, 2007


Palm Harbor University

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.7/3.9

Standardized test score: 1500 SAT

Class schedule: AP calculus, AP literature, volleyball, AP environmental science, honors physics

Sports: Swimming, track

Proudest academic achievement: Becoming a National Merit finalist

Proudest athletic achievement: Beating his older brother Nick's time in the 110-meter hurdles (14.9 seconds).

Other feats: Member of the Medical Club and National Honor Society. ... Named prom king. ... Selected to Florida High School Athletic Association's all-academic team. ... Captain of the swim team. ... Finished fifth at state in the 300 hurdles.

Last time with a grade lower than a B: Never. His only B in high school came in Spanish III as a freshman.

College: Notre Dame

Did you know: He started an Ultimate Frisbee club at school 

Matthew Mahoney

Calvary Christian

Unweighted GPA: 3.97

Standardized test scores: 1980 SAT, 29 ACT

Sports: Baseball, football, soccer

Notable: Athletic Director's Scholar Athlete past four years. ... Distinguished Christian High School Student Award. ... State nominee for High School Heisman award. ... President's Education Award's program.

College: Florida State

Russell Snyder

Northeast

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.42/3.97

Standardized test scores: 1410 SAT, 31 ACT

Sports: Cross country, swimming, track

Notable: Knology Cup Student Athlete of the Week. ... Top senior student in language arts. ... Times first team all-county in swimming, cross country and track. ... West Florida Y Runners Scholarship Athlete.

College: Embry-Riddle

Aaron Thomas

Seminole

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.2/3.9

Standardized test scores: 1180 SAT, 29 ACT

Sports: Cross country, soccer, track

Notable: Two-time team MVP in cross country. ... Times first team all-county in cross country and track the past three years. ... Finished third at state in 3, 200 meters. ... Member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

College: Mars Hill

Thomas Deeter

Admiral Farragut

Unweighted GPA: 4.0

Standardized test scores: 1960 SAT, 26 ACT

Sports: Cross country, soccer, track

Notable: State finalist in cross country and track. ... Captain of the soccer team. ... Received Radford Star.

College: U.S. Naval Academy

Alex Gonzalez

Palm Harbor University

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.82/4.0

Standardized test scores: 1270 SAT, 25 ACT

Sports: Cross country, track

Notable: Class salutatorian. ... State qualifier in cross country and track. ... Member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. ... Class representative for student government.

College: Florida

Nate Lenz

Clearwater Central Catholic

Unweighted GPA: 3.9

Standardized test score: 1980 SAT

Sports: Basketball, football

Notable: Team MVP in football. ... Times first-team all-county in football. ... Selected to county All-Star football game. ... Member of National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. ... Art Capogna Memorial Scholarship winner.

College: Columbia

Zachery Bacon

Northside Christian

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.19/3.89

Standardized test score: 30 ACT

Sports: Basketball, football, track, weightlifting

Notable: Outstanding Spanish Student award. ... Outstanding Literature award. ... Played in county All-Star football game. ... Named Bay Conference Scholar Athlete. ... Skipped the seventh grade.

College: Florida

Andrew Blazuk

Northside Christian

Weighted GPA: 4.44

Standardized test score: 1270 SAT

Sports: Baseball, swimming

Notable: Times county swimmer of the year. ... State champion in 100 backstroke. ... School's athlete of the year. ... Member of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta.

College: U.S. Naval Academy

Josh Bowman

Northeast

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.45/3.9

Standardized test score: Not available

Sports: Baseball, basketball

Notable: Times county pitcher of the year in 2006. ... Named team MVP in basketball as a junior. Ranked among the top five percent in his class.

College: Tampa.

Honorable mention

Calvary Christian: Jamie Center. Clearwater Central Catholic: Adam Martin. Countryside: L.D. Crow, Nick Schlereth. Dixie Hollins: Marc Paetzold. East Lake: Brent Hill, Matt Tyson. Northeast: Ryan Grosjean. Seminole: Chris Clinton, Paul Hoffman, William Siesel. Shorecrest: Josh Gordan, Nick Maliska. St. Petersburg: Johnathan Luu. St. Petersburg Catholic: Kevin Harley, Brent Stephens.