May 25 Congratulations to all of our seniors who received their diplomas this past Wednesday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. It is a beautiful venue and fitting place for us to bid our seniors farewell. This group of seniors have achieved many academic and athletic accomplishments and we wish each of them the very best as the start the next chapter of their lives. Past Year: I thought some of you might be interested in some of the accomplishments of our athletic teams this past year. Over 70% of our students here at TC participate in athletics. We have a total of 34 teams, 24 Varsity and 10 Junior Varsity. 21 of our teams participate in the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) with only our boys and girls crew teams and the Crusaderettes not participating as they are not FHSAA sponsored sports. 8 of these teams advanced into the Regionals with 4 winning district championships District Champs: Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball Others advancing: Cheer (doesn’t really have a district) Girls’ Cross-Country, Boys’ Soccer, Boys’ Tennis. 2 of our teams advanced to the state tournament: Cheer finished 4th in the state and boys’ basketball was the state runner-up. 7 individual track athletes advanced to the state meet. 2 swimmers qualified for the state meet. 1 golfer advanced to the state tournament. 3 rowers advanced to the nationals. Over 15 of our seniors will be receiving college scholarships due to their athletic ability. Congratulations to all of our teams and over 500 student-athletes that don the Green & White representing all of us in such outstanding ways. #TCCrusaders: I want to steal an idea from the University of Alabama, where my daughter just graduated. As you travel this upcoming summer and post pictures of the many places that you will travel to if you are wearing something with TC or Tampa Catholic on # TCCrusaders in your post. We want to see all of the many places that our TC family travels to. Alabama recently had pictures from Indonesia and China. Now you don’t have to travel that far but we will be choosing some of the pictures to use next year in this blog. If you use Twitter and post the picture feel free to include @coachdzi, which is my Twitter handle. So just remember to include #TCCrusaders in those posts and your picture might be included next year in one of my blogs. Happy travels! Summer! I hope all of you have a great summer. Many of our teams will be very busy over the summer. Our athletes know that the summer is a great time to work on their individual skills and make some great improvement in their ability level. 5 of our coaches will be conducting summer camps for many future Crusaders others in the Tampa Bay area. Those camps are Cheer, Crusaderettes, Basketball, Baseball, and Volleyball. You can find all the information on these camps on our TC website. All the camps still have openings so it’s not too late to sign up.