Sunlake Class of 2009 swimmer Brad Morrison was one of a Florida State-record six men's swimmers and divers named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference academic team.
Morrison is a sophomore specializing in the backstroke at FSU. He placed 13th at the ACC Championships in the 200 back this season in a time of 1:47.37. His top time in that event during his collegiate career is 1:46.84.
As a senior at Sunlake, Morrison won a state championship (Class 2A) in the 100 back after touching in 51.87. He was third in the state in the 100 back as a sophomore and junior. Morrison was the 2008 St. Petersburg Times all-North Suncoast boys swimmer of the year.
To be eligible for the all-ACC academic team, a student-athlete must maintain a 3.0 GPA throughout his academic career while also obtaining a 3.0 GPA during the previous semester. Morrison is majoring in biochemistry.
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FACA all-state soccer teams
The Florida Athletic Coaches Association released its list of girls and boys all-state soccer teams, and the bay area is well represented among all classifications.
Thirty-two bay area girls were all-state picks:
Class 2A: Corrie Bexley (Bishop McLaughlin), Spencer Valdespino (Bishop McLaughlin), Colby Maffei (Tampa Prep), Amber Miller (Tampa Prep), Jackie Rosenthal (Tampa Prep) and Isabel Dalence (Tampa Prep)
Class 3A: Taylor Richardson (Berkeley Prep) and Bryane Heaberlin (Berkeley Prep)
Class 4A: Melissa Morlan (Gulf), Dani Schulman (Gulf), Nicole Esposito (Wiregrass Ranch), Chelsea Foster (Gulf), Brittany Nieves (Land O'Lakes), Berlin Waters (Wiregrass Ranch), Jenny Karl (River Ridge), Carly Keene (Steinbrenner), Cici Gonzalez (Steinbrenner), Miranda Gonzalez (Steinbrenner) and Alexis Bredeau (Steinbrenner)
Class 5A: Alyson Brady (Springstead), Samantha Berberette (Central), Lauren Moore (Gaither), Karina Gutsche (Newsome), Taylor Decaire (Newsome) and Shea Rhoney (Newsome)
Class 6A: Elena Atenza (Alonso), Fallon Vaughan (Wharton), Heather Montgomery (Wharton), Emily Belanger (Wharton), Linzy Rakestraw (Plant), Danielle Leroy (Plant) and Rebecca Rinkevich (Plant)
Fourteen bay-area boys were all-state picks:
Class 2A: Jake Peterson (Tampa Prep) and Brian Steel (Tampa Prep)
Class 4A: Kody Parker (Land O'Lakes), Stephen Gathman (Jesuit), Chase Goodwin (Jesuit) and Tyler Hartlage (Jesuit)
Class 6A: Tevin Gage (Bloomingdale), Danny Johnson (Plant), Keaton Burchfield (Wharton), Hunter Maricle (Countryside), Jagger Martinez (Countryside), Nicolai Hammer (Countryside), Andrew Hitt (Countryside) and Brandon Shaneyfelt (Palm Harbor University)