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Jeff Ijjas, Clearwater Central Catholic

Boys Scholar-

Athlete of the Year

Boys Pinellas All-Academic team

Dylan Anderson


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.7/3.94

Standardized tests: 1420 SAT, 31 ACT

Sports: Baseball, cross country, golf

Notable: Class valedictorian … MVP in golf

College: Florida

Blake Frieman


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 3.88/4.44

Standardized test: 32 ACT

Sport: Swimming

Notable: Class valedictorian … Bay Conference scholar athlete

College: North Carolina

Nick Hess

St. Petersburg Catholic

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.20/3.84

Standardized test: 1220 SAT

Sports: Basketball, football, track

Notable: Ranked fifth in his class … named SPC's male scholar athlete of the year

College: Florida

Christian Homme


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.12/3.59

Standardized test: 1270 SAT

Sports: Cross country, track

Notable: Times all-country boys cross country runner of the year

College: North Florida

Clay Kollenbaum


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.5/3.8

Standardized test: 1230 SAT

Sport: Baseball

Notable: Helped Dunedin win first baseball state title since 1964 … broke school record for career strikeouts (193)

College: Jacksonville

Cameron Porter


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.2/3.9

Standardized test: 24 ACT

Sports: Football, track, wrestling

Notable: Named to FHSAA all-academic team … captain of track and wrestling teams

College: USF

Jeff Reynolds


Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.38/3.91

Standardized test: 1460 SAT

Sport: Baseball

Notable: National Merit Commended Scholar … third-team all-state … member of National Honor Society

College: Harvard

Trae Span

Keswick Christian

Unweighted GPA: 4.0

Standardized tests: 1470 SAT, 30 ACT

Sport: Football

Notable: Class valedictorian … all-conference in football

College: Air Force

Danny Speake

Northside Christian

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.4/3.8

Standardized test: 2040 SAT

Sports: Football, track, weightlifting, wrestling

Notable: Named Bay Conference scholar athlete … Wendy's High School Heisman winner

College: Sewanee: The University of the South

Tyler Stowell

Northside Christian

Unweighted GPA: 3.91

Standardized tests: 1290 SAT, 29 ACT

Sports: Basketball, football, track

Notable: State runnerup in 300 hurdles and third at state in 110 hurdles … named Bay Conference Scholar Athlete

College: USF

Jake Troyli

Pinellas Park

Unweighted GPA: 3.85

Standardized test: 1350 SAT

Sport: Basketball

Notable: Second-team all-state in basketball … led Patriots to conference title and region finals … member of National Honor Society

College: Presbyterian College

Honorable mention

Boca Ciega — Cody Hampton; Clearwater — Zach Lain; Clearwater Central Catholic — Stephen Signore; Dunedin — Ryan Schneider; East Lake — Matthew Moore, Jeff West; Keswick Christian — Dain Stebbins; Largo — Daniel DelGuidice; Northeast — Matt Adkins; Osceola — Robert Miller; Palm Harbor U. — Foday Kamara; St. Petersburg — Kevin Gates, Brandon Livrago, Trey Wright

Weighted/unweighted GPA: 4.21/3.88

Standardized test score: 1300 SAT

Class schedule: AP government, AP calculus, AP English, anatomy, physics, economics, speech and debate, stage craft

Sports: Baseball, football, soccer

Proudest academic achievement: Received academic all-state award from the Florida High School Athletic Association.

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning a state title in baseball and going to the state finals in soccer last season.

Other feats: First-team all-state in football … MVP in soccer

Last time he earned a grade lower than a B: Third quarter this year.

College: Duke

Did you know? Ijjas dressed as the Marauder mascot and cheered wildly at sporting events at school.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Boys Pinellas All-Academic team 06/12/08 [Last modified: Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:43pm]
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