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|Nick Clusserath, Dorman (SC)||David Crawford, Jackson Hole (WY)|
|Greg Gauthier, Wheaton North (IL)||Dan Humphrey, Garfield Heights (OH)|
|Andrew Letson, Skyview (MT)||Kevin Quinlan, Indian Hills (NJ)|
The 2008 Panasonic Academic Challenge was held at the Convention Center of the Contemporary Resort Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida between Sunday, June 8 and Tuesday, June 10. 27 teams competed representing 26 states and Guam.
|California||Torrey Pines||New Hampshire||All-Stars|
|Colorado||Grand Junction||New Jersey||Indian Hills|
|District of Columbia||All-Stars||New Mexico||Southwest|
|Guam||Our Lady of Guam||Oklahoma||All-Stars|
|Kentucky||All-Stars||West Virginia||St. Marys|
|Louisiana||Baton Rouge Magnet||Wisconsin||Rufus King|
Round 1: 1st Preliminary Round
|West Virginia||122||3||District of Columbia||96|
Round 2: 2nd Preliminary Round
Round 3: 1st Consolation Round
|Guam||103||3||District of Columbia||169||3||Maine||116|
Round 4: 2nd Consolation Round
Round 5: Semifinals
Round 6: Finals
- Illinois became the fourth state (Virginia, Maryland, Florida) to win the tournament at least twice, the third team (Maryland and Virginia) to post consecutive wins, and only the second all-star team (Virginia) to post consecutive wins.
- Dorman finished a great 2008 season by becoming the first team from a single school to place in the top three since Dunbar (KY) in 2000.
- The 510 points scored by Maryland in round one set a new all-time record for the tournament, breaking a record of 487 set by Illinois in 2006.
- Greg Gauthier became only the third player in tournament history (Dan Paskowitz in 1992 & 1993 and Lawson Fite in 1994, 1995, & 1996) to be named to a second "All-American" team.
- Peggy Harrod, the long time tournament director for the PAC, announced before this tournament that she would be retiring after this PAC.
- A year after seeing Virginia's non-attendance, notable other absences included a Missouri team, which could have included a returning Charlie Dees (who refused to play). Top players from Washington D.C. also noted that they would not be participating.
- The 27 teams marked the first time that fewer than 30 teams had attended the tournament.
- Shortly after the tournament, it was announced that Panasonic would no longer be sponsoring the tournament.