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College Bowl Team Heading to Illinois

3/17/2016

Faulkner State’s College Bowl Academic Team has been invited to the National Academic Quiz Tournaments (NAQT) Intercollegiate Championship after finishing in the top four colleges at the NAQT Community College Championship Tournament in February.

The Intercollegiate Championship Tournament will field 64 teams from across the nation.  Awards for the top teams include: Division I (Overall), Division I (undergraduate), Division II (Overall), top eight individual scorers (Division I), top eight individual scorers (Division II), and the top four undergraduate scorers.

The Community College Championship was held in Atlanta, and Faulkner State’s A-team competed against other community college teams across the nation. The A-team members are:
Ben Beard (Captain) - Sophomore
Paul Kossik - Sophomore
Ashley Owens - Sophomore
Alex Place - Freshman

"I am pleased with the team’s performance,” said College Bowl Sponsor Dr. Charles Hoequist.  “Faulkner State’s team posted an 8-3 record, despite playing against much older, more experienced students."

After finishing in the top four teams, Faulkner State was invited to the Intercollegiate Championship Tournament on April 8-9, 2016 in Rosemont, Illinois, where they will compete in Division II against four-year colleges for an overall title.

According to the NAQT website, at the community college level, quiz bowl is a competitive, academic, interscholastic activity for which players attend periodic practices and represent their college at varsity tournaments. Quiz bowl questions cover a variety of academic topics and also include current events, sports and popular culture. The matches feature individual competitions and team collaboration.

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