ORLANDO, FLA. - Chatham High's Academic team of Alex Cotignola, Ameya Phadnis, Sophie Andrews and Armen Panossian returned home as the No. 3 team in the nation after competing in the Academic "Tournament of Champions" on Sunday in Florida.

Chatham was seeded first, but lost the opening match to Plano West High of Texas. Chatham came back to defeat University School of Indiana before meeting up with Plano West and coming within one question of defeating the Texas team.

"The team did fantastic, buzzing in early on questions pertaining to world geography, chemistry, American history, and calculus," Chatham High Academic team advisor Mallory Lynn said. "All members of the team played an integral part and their teamwork was unmatched."