The 2018-2019 Panther boys' basketball team photo

For the third straight year, the Spring Lake Park High School boys’ basketball team has won the 5AAAA academic section championship.

The criteria for this award is to have a better overall team GPA than the other seven teams in the 5AAAA section.

This year, the Panther team GPA for all 18 players on the section roster was a 3.16.

“We are very proud of our third straight academic section championship,” said head boys’ basketball coach Grant Guzy. “We once again have a great group of athletes who get it done on the court as well as in the classroom.”

Team photo:

Front row: Darius Robinson, Nick Ojile, Kendrick Morton, Gabe Myren (team captain), Mason Johnson, Walker Steward (team captain), Isaac Bentrott, Eli Schonrock and Daydor Philips

Middle row: Coach Guzy, Coach Major, Owen O'Keefe, Emmanuel Kuli, Blake Remme, Stephen Kesti, Kaleb Skelly, Trey Johnston, Coach Matusovic and Coach Parendo

Back row: Noah Granby (team manager), Carly Andrusko (team manager), Phil McFalls, Joe Whann, Jacob Say, Jackson Weier, Joey Sorenson, Mgr. Naomi Whann and Kaelyn Pecha (team manager)

Not pictured - Coach Bailey