Carleton Academic Quiz Team Dominates Tournament

The Carleton College Academic Quiz Team won the team title and two individual honors at an academic quiz tournament in Kansas City, on September 27. Carleton won the tournament by besting a sixteen-team field including representatives of Iowa State University, Washington University (St. Louis),Wichita State University and the Universities of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

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The Carleton College Academic Quiz Team won the team title and two individual honors at an academic quiz tournament in Kansas City, on September 27. Carleton won the tournament by besting a sixteen-team field including representatives of Iowa State University, Washington University (St. Louis),Wichita State University and the Universities of Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Eight Carleton students participated in this tournament: juniors Emily Pike and Steve Jenkins, sophomores Andy Felton, Cheryl Klein, Katy Beebe and Dan Snyder, and freshmen Ted Salk and Joshua Stough. The squad consisting of Pike, Jenkins, Felton and Klein went undefeated in a seven-game divisional round robin, and then won the tournament by defeating Quincy University and Wichita State University in successive playoff matches.

In the championship final against Wichita State, Carleton won the first game 395-255, lost the second 310-270, but persisted, winning the deciding game in convincing fashion: 510-210.

Awards were also given to two Carleton players victorious in individual player competitions. Andy Felton won the “Rookie Bowl,” limited to the eight highest scorers among first and second year players, while Emily Pike took top-honors among the tournament all-stars in the “All-Star Shootout.”

The win in Kansas City is the second consecutive tournament championship for Carleton, which completed last year’s season by winning an Iowa tournament limited to first and second year players. The victory is more impressive because this tournament was open to students of all levels, including graduate students.

In October, the Carleton Academic Quiz Team will compete in intercollegiate
tournaments in St. Louis and Minneapolis. Carleton’s annual campus intramural quiz tournament begins October 5, with the finals scheduled for the evening of October 18, in Severance Great Hall.