Quiz Bowl team finishes successful season
In its first season in league play, the University of Louisville Quiz Bowl team made a big impression.
The Division II team, consisting of students with fewer than 60 hours, finished in first place for the year, well ahead of runner-up Georgetown College in Kentucky Collegiate Quick Recall League competition. The team Division I team, made up of students with more than 60 college credit hours, finished in second place.
Matt Ball was named to the All-League Team for Division I and Colton Wilson was named to the All-League Team for Division II.
"It's really impressive since this is the first year in league play," said the team's sponsor, Matthew Church.
The Quiz Bowl team was started four years ago by UofL graduate and Rhodes Scholar Monica Marks. This is the first year the team competed in league play, challenging 10 teams from Kentucky and southern Ohio throughout the season.
The quick-recall style game has opponents answer questions ranging in topic from physics to pop culture.
The team practices each Monday and often competes on Saturdays.
Its final tournament of the season was last Saturday at Eastern Kentucky University. UofL's Division II team placed first and the Division I team placed fourth.
"I'm so happy for their success," Church said. "They've sacrificed a lot of time for this."
Next season's goal, he said, is for both teams to win their respective divisions.
Team members and their majors are:
Division I - Matt Ball, chemical engineering; Josiah Brock, philosophy; Austin Brownlow, electrical engineering; Ben Creech, humanities cultural studies; Jhalak Dholakia, biology and anthropology; Katie Donaldson, bioengineering; Ian Phillip, mathematics; Benjamin Stewart, biology; and Torrence Williams, industrial engineering.
Division II - Thomas Browning, political science; Alex Clifton, English and humanities cultural studies; Bobby Fiske, political science and French; Max Morley, political science; Ramapriya Rangaraju, computer science and computer engineering and electrical engineering; Lauren Thomas, history; and Colton Wilson, art history, English, humanities disciplinary studies and womens' and gender studies.