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Football: St. Thomas Aquinas profile
By Times staff
Published December 5, 2007
Fort Lauderdale St. Thomas Aquinas
School type: Private
School colors: Blue and gold
Grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12
Campus size: 20 acres
Tuition: $8,200 per year ($6,800 for students and families participating and contributing in a Catholic Parish).
Famous alumni: Michael Connelly (author), Billy Crudup (actor), Chris Evert (former No. 1-ranked women's tennis player), Michael Irvin (NFL Hall of Famer), Brian Piccolo (former NFL player who died from embryonal cell carcinoma); Sanya Richards (Olympic track gold medalist).
Notable:Sports Illustrated recognized the school to have the third-best high school athletic program in 2005. ... The girls soccer team won seven straight state titles from 1993 to 1999, and was the national champion for four straight years (1995-1998). ... The girls swimming and diving team won nine straight state titles from 1994 to 2002. ... At last year's Class 5A state title game, the Raiders nearly pulled off a stunning upset of Lakeland, rallying for three touchdowns in the final five minutes. But Lakeland, which recently ended its 53-game win streak, held on for a double-OT win.
Information from www.aquinas-sta.org was used in this report.