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Quiz Bowl Team

Quiz Bowl has been called the "varsity sport of the mind." Teams play games consisting of two 10-minute halves by answering a variety of questions on literature, history, geography, government, the sciences, math, art, popular culture, and sports. 

Liberty's Quiz Bowl team has competed in the Big South Conference since 2006, winning the conference tournament 7 out of the past 9 years: in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, & 2013. Liberty went undefeated from 2010 through 2013.

Our 2013-2014 teams competed in 8 tournaments: at Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia, Liberty's own Snowflex facility, Longwood University, and in the prestigious National Intercollegiate Championship Tournament in Chicago. Presented here are the team's victories in each venue.


Wins 2013-2014

Virginia Tech Novice Tournament (Sept. 28)

  1. Liberty 245, VCU 235

VCU Tournament (Oct. 12)

  1. Liberty A 195, VCU 135

University of Virginia Tournament (Nov. 2)

  1. Liberty A 260, Johns Hopkins 250
  2. Liberty A 350, Virginia Tech 35
  3. Liberty B 155, Virginia Tech A 50
  4. Liberty A 285, Virginia 200

Virginia Tech Tournament (Nov. 17)

  1.  Liberty A 175, Virginia 140
  2.  Liberty A 165, Virginia Tech 100
  3.  Liberty A 215, Virginia 85

Snowflex Scrimmage (December 4)

  1.   Liberty 390, Longwood 120
  2.   Liberty JV 285, Longwood 155
  3.   Liberty 425, Longwood 110

Big South Tournament: Longwood (Jan. 25)
2nd place finish (7-1 in conference)

  1.   Liberty 415, Longwood 160
  2.   Liberty 445, Coastal Carolina 65
  3.   Liberty 305, Winthrop 125
  4.   Liberty 370, Presbyterian 200
  5.   Liberty 365, Campbell 105
  6.   Liberty 450, Gardner-Webb 115
  7.   Liberty 300, Radford 180

NAQT Sectionals at Virginia Tech (Feb. 8)
4th place (9-4) finish out of 13 teams

  1.   Liberty 565, Southern Virginia -10
  2.   Liberty 480,  Radford 100
  3.   Liberty 240,  Davidson 195
  4.   Liberty 450,  Davidson 180
  5.   Liberty 490, Longwood 120
  6.   Liberty 370, Roanoke 135
  7.   Liberty 310, UNC 205
  8.   Liberty 520,  High Point 85
  9.   Liberty 345, UVA 175
  10.   Liberty (JV) 315, Roanoke 195
  11.   Liberty (JV) 280, Radford 140
  12.   Liberty (JV) 240, Liberty (A) 220
  13.   Liberty (JV) 295,  Longwood 140
  14.   Liberty (JV) 215, S. Virginia 150

     

Intercollegiate Championship Tournament (March 29) in Chicago
20th place nationally (6-7) out of 103 teams

  1.   Liberty 330, Truman State
  2.   Liberty 300, Broward 35
  3.   Liberty 315, Alabama 195
  4.   Liberty 295, Valencia 160
  5.   Liberty 340, Carleton 55
  6.   Liberty 165, Northeastern 145

 


Join

Dr. Jim Nutter, coach of our Quiz Bowl team, is always searching for new players, so if you have a quick mind and wide base of knowledge, please contact him for a tryout. Practices and scrimmages are 90 minutes long and are held in a conference room near the Honors Office on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

For more information, please email the coach: Dr. Jim Nutter.

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Past Teams

2014: Ranked 20th in the Country at the NAQT National Tournament!

Jake Rogers (assistant coach), Catherine Hardee, Doug Stephens, Jon Bateman, Greta Hanks, Kaity Shondelmyer (captain), and Dr. Jim Nutter (coach). This was our first national tournament, and we won 5 games in Chicago.


2013: Big South Conference Champions!

2013 Big South Quiz Bowl
Jake Rogers (captain), Kaity Shondelmyer, Jon Bateman, Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Greta Hanks, & Doug Stephens


2012: Big South Conference Champions!

2012 Big South Quiz Bowl
Kaity Shondelmyer, Andrea Teachout, Dr. Jim Nutter, Corbin Payne, Catherine Hardee, & Jake Rogers (captain)


2011: Big South Conference Champions!

Liberty's 2011 Big South Quiz Bowl Champions
Jake Rogers, Catherine Hardee, Corbin Payne (captain), Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Andrea Teachout, & Lillian Otieno


2010: Big South Conference Champions!

Liberty's 2010 Quiz Bowl Champions
Front Row: Jake Rogers, Capt. Eddie Brown (captain), Tyler Flynn, & Jerry Falwell, Jr. (President)
Back Row: Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), Corbin Payne, & Jeremy Peterson


2009: Third Place in Big South Conference!

2009 Quiz Bowl Team
Front Row: Sarah Goin, Eddie Brown, & Sara Davis-Leonard
Back Row: Corbin Paine, Dr. Jim Nutter (coach), & Zach Curtis (captain)


2008: Big South Conference Champions!

Sara Davis-Leonard, Dr. Emily Heady, Robbie Mullis, Kelly Hamren (captain), Zach Curtis, & Dr. Jim Nutter


2007: Big South Conference Champions!

Nick Orta, Clay Finley, Zach Curtis, Zach Smith, & Capt. Dallas Shipp


2006: Big South Conference Champions!

2006 Championship Team
Zach Smith, Clay Finley, Zach Curtis, Brad Salois (captain), & Dallas Shipp