The Academy Academic Team opened up the 2016-17 season with a strong showing at the 24th annual Princeton High School Academic Tournament (PHSAT XXIV). The school fielded four teams, the most of any school present. These included experienced veterans along with a number of new competitors. The full teams were the following:
seniors Pratik Mishra, Vraj Patel, and Sagar Vemuri, sophomore Aparna Natarajan, and freshman Shaochen (Sean) Wang
seniors Abhinav Singh, Sankruth Kota, and Aaron Maskarenas, sophomore Jatin Lankada, and freshman Avinash Kumar
senior Ayush Parikh, junior Zachary Acosta, sophomores Siddhant Pradhan and Archi Parekh, and freshman Ethan Lee
seniors Anthony Wang and Nirmal Prakash, junior Kelley Chau, sophomore Akhil Maheshwary, and freshman Pramod Mitikiri
All four teams competed in the Standard Division. The MCA D team finished second overall out of 16 teams in the Standard Division. Additionally, team captains Pratik Mishra, Ayush Parikh, and Anthony Wang each finished among the top ten individual scorers overall. Full tournament statistics can be viewed here.