One of the metro area's top-performing programs every year, the Eastview dance team, earned the Star Tribune All-Metro Team Champion award with state championships in back-to-back days in high kick and jazz last February.
It marked the fourth time the Lightning has won both divisions. The team received perfect ranking scores in the semifinal and final rounds in both divisions.
The team finished the season 20-0 and was South Suburban Conference champion for the 18th consecutive year.
Editor's note: As part of recognizing top athletes during the school year, the Star Tribune has extended its high school sports award brand to recognize All-Metro team champions. This year winners were selected on the basis of state tournament competition and consultation with experts in each field.